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Scientific Programme

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Monday 23rd

08.00-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.10 Opening address - Asst. Professor Photis Papademas, Cyprus University of Technology
09.10-09.20 Address - Mr. Nicos Kouyialis
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
09.20-09.30 Dr T. Huppertz - International Dairy Journal

Session I -Policies, Economics and Social Aspects
Session Chairs:
C. Papachristoforou - Assoc. Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Photis Papademas - Asst. Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

09.30-10.00 Keynote Speaker  - Prof G. Giraud, AgroSup Dijon, France
Ewe and goat milk cheese PDO added-value, a European overview

10.00-10.15 Donkey milk and dairy donkey farming in Mediterranean Countries: current situation, challenges and prospects
E. Salimei, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

10.15-10.30 Do we need Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) thresholds in the small ruminants Dairy Industry and if so, What are these thresholds?
G.  Leitner, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Israel

10.30-10.45 Precise and intensive Dairy Sheep farming for maximal production and income under the Israeli limited resources of land, water and labour
H. Leibovich, Valley Farmers Center, Israel

10.45-11.00 The Cyprus sheep and goat sector: Results from the DoMEsTIc project on economics, policies and social aspects
G. Hadjipavlou Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus

11.00-11.15 - Q/A

11.15-11.45 - Coffee and Poster viewing

11.45-12.00 The Sheepherders' School as Innovative Initiative to potentiate the Ovine Sector: the example of the Basque Country
M. de Renobales, University of the Basque Country, Spain

12.00-12.15 Sheep and Goat milk quality in Cyprus: the official control’s perspective
K. Lemoniati, Veterinary Services, Cyprus 

12.15-12.30 Greenhouse gas emissions of Italian sheep
A. Cannas, University of Sassari, Italy

12.30-12.40 World Wide Traditional Cheese Association (WwTCa)
S. Carpino, CoRFiLaC, Italy

12.40-13.00 - QA / Closing of Session I

13.00-14.00 - Lunch and poster viewing

Session II - Product Characteristics and Potential Health Impact
Session Chairs:
Photis Papademas - Asst. Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Yvette Soustre - French Dairy Board, France

14.00-14.30 Keynote Speaker - Dr. A. Clemente, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin (CSIC), Spain
Goat’s milk and their health-promoting benefits: an overview

14.30-14.45 The fatty acid profile and organoleptic characteristics of Halloumi cheese produced from ewe’s milk fed with ensiled olive cake
O. Tzamaloukas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

14.45-15.00 Lactic Acid Bacteria isolated from raw donkey milk: biodiversity, technological characteristics and probiotic potential
M. Aspri, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

15.00-15.15 Differences in the biodiversity of lactic acid bacteria between an industrial-type and artisan-type Greek PDO Galotyri cheese
J. Samelis, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER, Greece

15.15-15.30 Goat milk fatty acids: consequences of a transition from dry to grass based diet according to the αs1 casein phenotype, the IPHIGENIE project
I. Guillet, ACTALIA, France

15.30-16.00 - Q/A

16.00-16.30 - Coffee and poster viewing

16.30-16.45 Biodiversity of bacterial and fungal microbiota in Turkish Divle Cave cheese
Ş.Ö. Budak, CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Netherlands

16.45-17.00 Changes in the composition of total fatty acids, tocopherols and retinoids, and cholesterol concentration in milk from rapeseed oilcake feeding sheeps
M. de Renobales, University of the Basque Country, Spain

17.00-17.15 Ripening of white cheese in large-capacity brine tanks
L. Sakkas, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

17.15-17.30 Microbiota dynamics and lactic acid bacteria biodiversity in raw goat milk cheeses
A.Picon, INIA-Department of Food Technology, Madrid, Spain

17.30-18.00 - QA / Closing of Session II

19:00-20.00 - Welcome Reception

Tuesday 24th

Session III - Safety, Quality and Analysis
Session Chairs:
Effie Tsakalidou, Professor, Agricultural University Athens, Greece
Dewi Apri Astuti, Professor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

09.00-09.30 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Assessing the safety of dairy streptococci beyond Streptococcus thermophilus based on recent genomic evidence for the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex

09.30-09.45 Authenticity of dairy products from mountain grazing sheep
L. J. R. Barron, University of the Basque Country, Spain

09.45-10.00 Comparison of the microbial quality of organic and conventional raw milk
G. Botsaris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

10.00-10.15 Application of Capillary electrophoresis to the characterisation of major camel milk proteins
A. Omar, University of Reading, UK

10.15-10.45 - Q/A - Closing of Session III

10.45-11.15 - Coffee and poster viewing

Session IV - Novel Products and Emerging Processing Technologies
Session Chairs:
M. de Renobales, University of the Basque Country, Spain

11.15-11.45 Keynote Speaker - Dr. T. Huppertz , NIZO Food Research, Netherlands
Novel technologies for the dairy industry: applicability to non-bovine milk

11.45-12.15 Keynote Speaker - Dr. B. Malmgren - Tetra Pak, Sweden
Challenges in processing of goat, buffalo and camel milk for longer shelf life

12.15-12.30 Improving the heat stability of goat milk
M. Lewis, University of Reading, UK

12.30-12.45 Goat’s milk based milk powder, WPC and infant formulas contain high levels of naturally-occurring nucleotides
HH Wemekamp-Kamphuis, Ausnutria Hyproca B.V., The Netherlands

12.45-13.00 - Q/A - Closing of Session IV

13.00-14.00 - Lunch and Poster viewing

Session V - Milk Production Strategies
Session Chairs:
A. Shwimmer - Israel Dairy Board, Israel
O. Tzamaloukas - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

14.00-14.30 Keynote Speaker  - Prof A. Cannas, University of Sassari, Italy
Utilization of carbohydrates during the lactation of dairy sheep and goats: species differences and feeding recommendations

14.30-14.45 On-farm welfare assessment protocol for adult female dairy goats in intensive husbandry systems
G. Stilwell, University of Lisbon, Portugal

14.45-15.00 Milk production and quality of dairy goat production systems in Greece
G. Arsenos, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

15.00-15.15 Dietary and breed effects on goat milk attributes
Nurit Argov-Argaman, Hebrew University, Israel

15.15-15.30 Interactions between the animal, the milking machine and the milker: contributions of milking time tests in small ruminants
J.L. Poulet, French Livestock Institute, France

15.30-15.45 - Q/A

15.45-16.15 - Coffee and poster viewing

16.15-16.30 - Feeding and Management of Damascus Goats
M. Hadjipanayiotou, Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus

16.30-16.45 Cross breeding grazing Baladi and Damascus with Alpine goats: from conception to the end of first lactation
S.Y. Landau, ARO, Israel

16.45-17.00 Analysis and Definition of the Genetic Improvement Objectives and Programs in the Damascus Goat in Cyprus
A.P. Mavrogenis, Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus

17.00-17.15 Alternative to anthelmintic chemical drugs in dairy goats: a lesson from Mediterranean Arab ethno-veterinary tradition
H. Muklada, ARO, Israel

17.15-17.30 Damascus and Baladi goats’ behaviors differ in tannin-rich Mediterranean shrubland and woodland.
T. Glasser, Ramat Hanadiv, Israel

17.30-18.30 - Q/A - Closing of the Conference / Conclusions

19.30-22.30 - Conference Dinner

Wednesday  25th

Technical tour

Limassol - Larnaca
09.00-17.00 Anoyrkatiko - Antoniades Farm - Lunch - Golden Donkeys Farm


The scientific programme is subject to minor changes.