International Cashmere Goat Workshop 2017 Tuscany Italy

MISSION : Gather together as many cashmere goat breeders from as many diversified countries worldwide to explain, compare, evaluate and exchange ideas on: genetics, fiber characteristics, preferences for short or long hair, for combing or shearing, favor color, for harvesting tools, as well as examining the future of cashmere production on a small and large scale production basis.Emphasis on the sustainability of our cashmere production vs Mongolia and China will be addressed. Research from the 3rd European Symposium on Fibra animals will be presented. Research comparing of cashmere characteristics and the reasons for these traits from different regions of Iran, Kysghizstan , Tuscany, and Australia will also be presented.