Info-packed 2019 Angus conference to reflect on breed’s first 100 years

Beef Central, 26/03/2019

THE 2019 Angus National Conference is drawing closer, with the two-day event set for 23 to 24 May at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW.

Mecardo’s Robert Herrmann will cover ‘The Angus Premium and what it means for producers’ during the conference program

The conference will celebrate Angus through the Ages, with a wide range of topics set to be discussed regarding the latest information developed by Angus Australia.

The 2019 program hosts a line-up of knowledgeable speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Topics covered will address leaders in technology, how Angus beef has adapted to ‘meat’ consumer expectations, managing genetics and reproduction in a commercial herd, and staying ahead of the game.

The event will also reflect on a significant milestone as Angus Australia and its predecessor breed societies celebrate 100-years of registrations of Angus cattle in this country.

Various commercial trade displays will also run throughout the conference with opportunities for networking and interaction with other producers and industry network providers.

The keynote speakers for the 2019 Angus through the Ages conference will include:


  • Mecardo’s Robert Herrmann, covering ‘The Angus Premium and what it means for producers’
  • Meat and Livestock Australia’s Natalie Isaac, covering ‘Insight into International markets, past, present & future and how that’s determining the way forward for Angus’
  • Jess Pryles, cook, TV host and Professional Hardcore Carnivore, covering ‘Use of Angus beef in the completive & growing work of BBQ’
  • Angus Street, AuctionsPlus, covering ‘Staying ahead of the game – evolving your brand through the ages’
  • Dorrian Garrick, Massey University, covering ‘Next generation selection – Focus on Traits Not Considered’
  • Adrian Richardson, La Luna Bistro, covering ‘Changes over time of Angus beef prep/serve & what it might look like for the consumer in the future’ and
  • Kent Anderson, Zoetis, covering ‘Genomics in 2030’.

The diverse range of well-informed speakers will cast a focus across Angus in all elements of the supply chain, providing insight from the grass roots of beef producers, right through consumer consumption.

Chef, restaurateur, author and TV presenter Adrian Richardson will prepare the gala dinner being staged on the first night of the conference

A gala dinner with entertainment provided by chef, restaurateur, author and TV presenter Adrian Richardson will take place on the first night of the conference, May 23, including entertainment and fundraising to raise funds for the Angus Foundation.

The conclusion of the conference will also host the Angus Australia annual general meeting from 2pm, where all current financial members are welcome to join.

Angus Australia marketing and communications manager Diana Wood said that there would be something for all beef enthusiasts and Angus producers at the Angus through the Ages National Conference.

“This National Conference holds particular importance to our breed, as 2019 is the centenary year for the Society and registered Angus cattle in Australia. Those attending the conference will be privy not only to excellent speakers highlighting the development of the breed and it’s producers into the future, but also taking a look back at the history of the Angus breed and how far Angus producers, cattle and beef has come.”

Texas BBQ competition

As a first for Angus Australia, the inaugural Verified Black Angus beef BBQ Competition will take place prior to the commencement of the conference, on May 22 at Queen Elizabeth II Square, Albury. The invitational event will host ten well-performed Australian BBQ teams, competing for $10,000 worth of prizes. Featuring BBQ demonstrations from Jess Pryles and meat supplied by Verified Black Angus beef brands Jack’s Creek Black Angus, NH Foods Australia Angus Reserve, Three Creek Beef and Rangers Valley Black Onyx, the event is open to anyone with an appetite.

  • Tickets for the conference and Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition can be purchased from from Thursday, March 28.
  • Information about the conference, contact the Angus Australia Office at or on (02) 6773 4600.

Source: Angus Australia


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  1. Howard Smith, 01/04/2019

    Hi glad you are celebrating a hundred years of the breed we purchased a large number of good Angus cows and calves from NSW over the last 12 months and have been very happy except for the issues with pinkeye.I have been involved in the beef industry in central Queensland all my life can not recall such prevelance in any other breed. Surely this can be minimized through RD and selection. Howard Smith Mt Panorama Rolleston ph 0428 843264

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