THE 18th World Brahman Congress being held in Rockhampton in May is fast approaching, with discounted early bird registrations closing on 1 March.
Hosted by the Australian Brahman Breeders Association, the exciting international event will be held at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, home of the triennial Beef Australia Expos, and is attracting beef industry delegates from North and South America, Asia and Australia-wide.
The week-long Congress from 16-21 May will incorporate six days of activities including:
- Property tours, with elective tour to Great Keppel Island or AI collection centres
- Stud and commercial cattle shows and sales held in conjunction with event partners Elders, Landmark and Ruralco
- A cutting-edge technical conference themed around “Opportunities for Brahman Cattle in a Changing World”
- A three-day trade show presenting rural and lifestyle products, and showcasing leading studs in the Brahman Compound
- Various social activities including a Welcome Cocktail Function hosted by event partner Rockhampton Regional Council, and a trip to Paradise Lagoons for lunch and to be entertained by campdraft, working dog and helicopter mustering demonstrations
- Optional stud tours.
Australian Brahman Breeders Association general manager John Croaker is well into the swing of crafting a truly memorable experience for exhibitors and guests.
“We are expecting a good mix of international and national visitors and anticipate that around 500 delegates will attend the major functions and several thousand will attend the show days and trade fair,” Mr Croaker said.
The Congress also marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the ABBA in 1946. Today the Association has more than 1100 members and is the largest beef cattle association in Australia by membership.
Registrations for the Congress events are essential, and full program details can be found at www.brahman.com.au, following the links to the Congress. The savings for full Congress registration are significant, with a further discount applicable for registering by 1 March.
One of the many event highlights will be a day-long conference program featuring international and domestic speakers on Thursday 19 May. Conference chairman will be former MLA chairman Don Heatley, a Brahman beef producer from North Queensland.
The conference will feature speakers from Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa and Colombia, as well as prominent experts from various fields across Australia including genetics, fertility, cattle production and international beef trade.
More conference highlights closer to the event.