The 2019 Angus National Conference is drawing closer, with the two-day event set for May 23rd – 24th of May 2019, at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW.
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 highly knowledgeable speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds. The topics covered will address leaders in technology, how has Angus beef adapted to ‘meat’ consumer expectations, managing genetics and reproduction in a commercial herd, staying ahead of the game and in an ode to the 100-year history of Angus Australia, looking back at how far the breed has come.
Various trade stands will also run throughout the conference with many opportunities for networking and interaction with other producers and industry network providers.
The key note speakers for the Angus through the Ages conference will be Robert Herrmann, Mecardo, covering ‘The Angus Premium and what it means for producers’, Natalie Isaac, Meat and Livestock Australia, 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 you 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.
A gala dinner with entertainment provided by chef, restaurateur, author and TV presenter Adrian Richardson will take place on the night of the 23rd, uniting 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 is 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.”
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 22nd, 2019 at Queen Elizabeth II Square, Albury. The invitational event will host 10 Australian BBQ teams, competing for a claim in $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 www.angusaustralia.com.au from Thursday, March 28, 2019.
For further information regarding the Angus National Conference, please contact the Angus Australia Office at office@angusaustralia or on (02) 6773 4600.