Prof. Lu spoke on “Ethological Observations Associated with Feed and Water Ingestions in Goats.” He also held a Q&A on food and agriculture, research, and higher education.
Christopher Lu, professor of animal science at the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, delivered a speech at the plenary session of XXIX Reunión Nacional sobre Caprinocultura. The biannual event hosted by the Mexican Association of Goat Production (AMPCA) was held in October 2017 at Cuautitlán campus of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is the premier institution of higher education in Mexico. The objective of the conference was to disseminate and exchange recent research information among professionals involved in goat production. Hundreds attended the three-day conference.
Professor Lu presented a paper entitled, “Ethological Observations Associated with Feed and Water Ingestions in Goats.”
“This article describes the trends in milk production and consumption, the debates over the role of milk in human nutrition, the global outlook of organic dairy, the abatement of green-house gas emissions from dairy animals, as well as scientific and technological developments in nutrition, genetics, reproduction, and management in the dairy sector,” explains Lu.
Originally published in CAFNRM/Ag Club Newsletter.
Professor of Animal Science Christopher Lu was invited to attend the Chinese Sheep and Goat Association Conference held in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China in August, 2017. The organization celebrated its 33rd anniversary and recognized individuals who made significant contributions to the association. The conference was well attended by about 800 Chinese and international participants.
King Kamehameha wanted cattle to be a sustainable food source for his people. But today, the more the state relies on mainland exports, the less chance Hawai‘i has to be independent.
By Maria McCarthy, Student, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, animal science track.
Cattle in Hawai‘i was once considered kapu (sacred, thus forbidden) to eat when it was introduced in 1793. King Kamehameha received six heifers and one bull as a gift from Captain George Vancouver. The cows were then placed in a guarded, 400-acre parcel of land, surrounded by a rock wall. The king did this to increase the population size of his herd to one day be a sustainable food source for his people. When King Kamehameha III reigned, he lifted the kapu in the 1800’s when the herd was around 25,000 heads.