Big Angus National Conference set for Albury

Jon Condon, 18/04/2016

Angus stud and commercial breeders from across Australia will join other stakeholders in the booming Angus cattle industry for this year’s National Angus Conference being held in Albury, NSW next month.

Working under the theme, “Converting Opportunity to Profit” the two-day program on 19-20 May will include an information-packed conference program, tarde shows and social events.

Pat McEntee Woolworths retail 2

Woolworths’ Pat McEntee is one of the keynote speakers for this year’s Angus conference

The conference, being held at Albury’s Commercial Club, is open to all Australian beef breeders, regardless of breed.

The program will feature seminar sessions on market opportunities, high quality beef production, embracing technology and product branding.

One of the keynote speakers this year is Pat McEntee, the director of the Woolworths Meat Company. Pat has spent his working career with the nation’s largest retailer, having started as an apprentice butcher in 1987. Today he is responsible for the strategic development, buying, manufacturing, merchandising and marketing of the company’s end-to-end meat operation.

Click this link to view an earlier article on Pat McEntee’s view on domestic beef retailing in Australia.

Sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia, this year’s conference program boasts an impressive line-up of high-level speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds, including case studies from commercial producers and Australian Angus in overseas markets, success with fixed time AI and the opportunities and challenges ahead for Angus.

There will also be a comprehensive industry trade show, with exhibitors displaying the latest technologies and products in animal health, software, genetics, export and farm supplies.

Sessions will run over two days, with ample time allowed for refreshments and networking between.

It’s been a record-breaking year for Angus Australia with records set for commercial and stud cattle cross the country, records for calves registered, performance records submitted and genetic trends achieved in EBVs and Indexes and the expansion of Angus branded products on the export, food service and retail markets.


  • Click here to view the conference program
  • Click this link to access the Angus Australia website:





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