Australian Camel Milk Industry Forum
25-26th May 2017, Adelaide, South Australia
Rydges South Park Hotel
This forum is funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation in response to a Ten year R&D Plan for growing the Australian Camel Milk Industry (Gee et al 2016) report developed in consultation with Australian camel milk industry stakeholders. This document outlines the Australian camel milk industrys research, development and extension (RD&E) objectives until 2027. This forum addresses part of these objectives.
As the industry in Australia is in its infancy, we are inviting Australia camel milk dairy operators to listen to four prominent international speakers, who are experienced in camel production, camel breeding and/or camel dairy management. Four local speakers, with industry experience, will also talk about issues specific to Australia.
The forum will address the following general themes:
· Health and Disease Management
· Nutrition Management
· Husbandry and Hygiene and Staff Training
· Dairy Management
· Selective breeding
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Day 1 - May 25th
9:30 AM Introduction & welcome
Dr Mark Lethbridge
10:00 AM A 10 year R&D Plan for growing the Australian camel milk industry
11:00 AM Nutrient requirements for camels
1:00 PM Selective breeding and artificial insemination for improved milk production in camels
1:45 PM A healthy animal: The beating heart of the industry
3:00 PM "Intensive camel farming; sustainable water and feed management"
3:45 PM Recap and discussion of Day 1
Dr Mark Lethbridge Video
Day 2 - May 26th
9:30 AM Day 2 Welcome
Dr Mark Lethbridge
9:40 AM Husbandry, staff training and camel conditioning
11:00 AM Husbandry, staff training and camel conditioning (contd)
1:00 PM Improving camel dairy production and product quality
2:00 PM Where to from here for the Australian camel milk industry?"
Duncan Farquhar (RIRDC) Video
3:00 PM Agenda for the future development of the Australian camel milk industry
facilitated discussion by Dr Mark Lethbridge Video
- Key issues and barriers identified at the forum
- What is needed to address them?