Australian Camel Milk Industry Forum

25-26th May 2017, Adelaide, South Australia

Rydges South Park Hotel

 

 

 

About

 

 

 

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 industry’s 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

 

 

 

 

Forum Secretary

Michael Stead

Mobile: +61 448 488 197

Phone: +61 8 8388 5179 michael@agriknowledge.com.au


 

 

 

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”

–        Duncan Farquhar (RIRDC) – Video: Part 1, Part 2 - Presentation

 

 

11:00 AM            “Nutrient requirements for camels”

–        Dr Rafat Al Jassim (Australia) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Presentation

 

 

1:00 PM               “Selective breeding and artificial insemination for improved milk production in camels”

–        Dr Lulu Skidmore (UAE) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2 – Presentation

 

 

1:45 PM               “A healthy animal: The beating heart of the industry”

–        Dr Margaret Bale (Australia) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  – Presentation

 

 

3:00 PM              "Intensive camel farming; sustainable water and feed management"

–        Dr Bernard Faye (France) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2  – Presentation

 

 

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”

–        Lauren Brisbane (Australia) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Presentation

 

 

11:00 AM            “Husbandry, staff training and camel conditioning” (cont’d)

–        Chris O’Hora (Australia) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Presentation

 

 

1:00 PM              “Improving camel dairy production and product quality”

–        Marlin Troyer (USA) – Speaker Bio – Video: Part 1, Part 2 – Presentation

 

 

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

 

 

Discussions include:

- Key issues and barriers identified at the forum

- What is needed to address them?