2019 WSC Meating the Future Conference

The 2019 World Shorthorn Conference – Meating the Future, is set to be a great two days of education, information and fun with a tremendous lineup of speakers booked for the prestigious event. With around 100 to 150 attendees expected including domestic and international guests, the Conference shapes as tremendous opportunity to reacquaint with old friends and make new friends at the same time.

To be held at the campus of the Charles Sturt University and set amongst the spectacular campus grounds, the two day event will commence on October 3rd with registrations open at 8.30 am.

The focus of the Conference will be the current and future opportunities present for beef producers through both markets and marketing as well as the exciting space of emerging genetic technologies and the opportunities for a collaborative and informed supply chain.

Headlining the speakers on Day 1, October 3rd will be:

Ms. Lisa Sharp – Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, MLA

Dr. Ced Wise – Ced Wise Artificial Breeding Services

Mr. Montie Soules – CEO, American Shorthorn Association

Mr. Joe Walsh – China/SE Asia Sales Manager, JBS Northern

Finalising the day of speakers will be a panel discussion with the topic; “The Impact Modern Consumers Have on the Future Beef Supply Chain.”

Headlining the speakers on Day 2, October 4th will be:

Dr. Wade Shafer – Executive Vice President, American Simmental Association

Dr. Mahdi Saatchi – Lead Genomicist, IGS

Mr. Graham Truscott – Graham Truscott Consulting

Again, the Day 2 proceedings will include a panel discussion titled; “The Future Role of Breeds and Breed Associations”

Thursday night, 3rd October, the Charles Sturt Convention Centre will host the World Shorthorn Conference Dinner, which will showcase both the JBS Australia Shorthorn Branded Beef product Thousand Guineas as well as local produce sourced from the Riverina region.

The dinner will also be the venue for the 2019 Ruby & Roan International Elite Genetics Auction which will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus with Alex Croker, H Francis & Co as the auctioneer for the evening.

For full itinerary of the 2 day event, click here: World Shorthorn Conference Schedule

Tickets for the 2 day event, including refreshments at the Conference and a ticket to the dinner, is $300 inc. GST per person for the ticket and $250 inc. GST per person for each subsequent ticket from each family or business. The cost for students will be $200 inc. GST per person.

To book your tickets, please contact the Shorthorn Beef office or download the form here: World Conference Ticket Form

Trade sites are available at the event, and with several already sold, it would pay to organise your site early.

Full members of a Shorthorn Society are able to book a trade site at no cost, after they have purchased a Conference ticket.

To book your trade site, please contact the Shorthorn Beef office or download the form here: World Conference Trade Form

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The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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