The dairy sector in Algeria still suffers today from a wide dispersion of farms in space, which makes it difficult to distinguish dairy basins. The farms are characterized by the predominance of herds of less than 5 dairy cows, a mixture of imported breeds with high potential, local breeds with low potential and cows resulting from random crossbreeding. Several obstacles hinder the development of the milk sector in Algeria, including mainly breeding practices that remain inadequate for the majority of farmers, which has negative consequences on the health of the animals (mastitis, brucellosis), on the duration of lactations, on the number of calvings/milk cow, and on the productivity of these dairy cows.
The absence or inadequacy of fodder production in Algeria leads to inappropriate use of concentrated feed that is incompatible with the objective of improving milk production performance and results in high production costs. The absence of a herd identification system hinders artificial insemination and the creation of heifer nurseries for the rational renewal of herds.
The actors in the dairy sector are faced with major challenges and must now, more than ever, be supported in their projects and choices to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
The FIPLAIT forum is a space for dialogue and consultation between representatives of the various professions in the dairy sector: farmers, collectors, processors, suppliers, agropoles, agro-industrial groups and professional organisations.
Topics covered in the forum
- Theme 1. Investment, a lever for the development of the milk sector
- Topic 2. Nutrition and feeding of dairy cows
- Topic 3. Dairy cattle reproduction, insemination and genetics
- Theme 4. The role of services (Insurance, banks and training centres) in the development of the milk sector
- Topic 5. Prophylaxis, hygiene and environmental control
- Topic 6. Operation of livestock buildings and equipment for dairy cattle
Key dates to remember
- January 31, 2022: Deadline for submission of communication proposals (abstracts)
- 05 February 2022: Response from the Scientific Committee
- February 10, 2022: Submission of full articles for publication on MAGVET (for the most interesting submissions)