The Herefords Australia Breed Forum will be held in Hamilton, Victoria on June 11 and 12 2019.
The forum boasts an incredible line up of prominent guest speakers who will cover a range of topics tailored to both stud and commercial producers.
There will be cutting edge information provided to attendees outlining how whiteface genetics can improve profit in both purebred and crossbreeding operations.
Mr Jack Ward, Executive Vice President of the American Hereford Association will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Herefords Australia Breed Forum.
Mr Ward will provide insights into the trends and opportunities that have recently benefited the Hereford breed in the USA and how the Australian Hereford producer can best capitalise on these opportunities as they emerge in Australia.
Under the leadership of Mr Ward the Hereford Breed in the USA has achieved unprecedented success & regained a prominent position in the beef industry.
David Johnson of AGBU will be presenting on the power of genomics in Single Step BREEDPLAN EBVs and the next generation of BreedObject indexes.
David is involved in the research and development of improved genetic evaluation procedures and industry application for Australian beef cattle.
Rob Banks, also of AGBU will deliver a presentation on the state of the Hereford breed and where it is heading.
Rob’s role at AGBU focusses on research and development for the genetic improvement of a range of Australian livestock industries.
Wayne Pitchford of the University of Adelaide will provide an in depth look at the emerging results of the ongoing Herefords Australia Black Baldy Trial and the power of heterosis (hybrid vigour).
The industry breakfast on Wednesday morning will feature a presentation from Jason Strong, the newly appointed Managing Director of Meat & Livestock Australia.
Jason will be talking about his vision for MLA and the Australian beef industry under his leadership.
Later in the morning Phil Holmes will deliver a talk on the importance of a whiteface in a profitable beef enterprise.
Michael Crowley of MLA will be discussing emerging technologies for measuring meat quality.
A presentation on weaning acclimation and ensuring cattle are fully prepared before entering a feedlot situation will be delivered by Lachlan Strohfeldt of Bell Veterinary Services.
Enoch Bergman will further discuss feedlot health and understanding Bovine Respiratory Disease (BVD).
Mark Inglis of JBS rounds out the line-up of speakers with a presentation on the challenges faced by red meat processors globally.
The forum will wrap up on Wednesday afternoon with a speaker panel session which will include an international update from Jack Ward and Fernando Alfonso.
The Herefords Australia Breed Dinner and AGM will also be held on the Tuesday night.
Registrations for the forum are open until May 31. For more information including registration details CLICK HERE.