Although man has relied on goats since the beginning of time as a source of nourishment that meets our basic needs for milk and meat, goats have been of little interest to the scientific community, as compared to other domesticated species. While there is a great deal of information available about pig, bovine (milk and meat) and poultry and egg production, there is a serious lack of information about the goat sector. Traditionally milk-producing practices used with bovine stock have been applied carte blanche to caprine stock, which we feel is a serious mistake. Despite the similarities between both sectors, it is obvious that goats have their own unique features and peculiarities.
At Kpra S.L. we are very aware of the idiosyncrasies of this domesticated species, and we collaborate with the scientific community by playing an active role in research projects conducted by universities and public research entities on a national and international level, always with the aim of contributing to the development of the goat-production sector. Francisco Moya, owner and general manager of Kpra S.L., is a member of the Ruminant Health Research Team from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Murcia. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on basic milking parameters at the College of Agronomic Engineering at Miguel Hernández University in Orihuela. He also collaborates on several research projects with the Universities of Córdoba, Murcia and Orihuela, as well as with the IMIDA (Murcian Institute of Agrifood Research and Development) and INIA (National Institute for Agricultural Research).
We are currently developing two new projects under financing from the CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (CDTI) and the EUROPEAN FUND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONS (FEDER): a first project called “INCORPORATION OF MOST SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT TREATMENTS TO INDUCE AND SYNCHRONIZE THE OVULATION OF THE GOAT (IDI-20170409) (File No. 10) and a second project called: “USE OF COLOSTRUM OF PIGS AND GOATS FOR THE ARTIFICIAL ENCALOSTRADO OF PIGS OF HYPERPROLYTIC PIGS 2/2” (IDI-20171265) (File nº eleven).