Thursday 18th May​

9:00 – 10:15 Registration and Trade Displays Open
9:30 –10:00 Morning Tea
10:15 – 10:30 Welcome – Libby Creek, Angus Australia President
Plenary Session 1:
10:30-11:10 Dan Moser – AGI  Developments in Genetic Improvement Technologies in American Angus
 11:10–11:50 Ben Thomas – MLA Are Current Beef Prices Sustainable: Australian Beef Industry Projections
11:50–12:30 Tom Maguire-Teys Australia Knowledge is Power: Improving Communication across the Australian Beef Supply Chain
12:30–13:30 Lunch and view Trade Displays
Concurrent session A – Genetic Technologies Concurrent session B – Commercial Supply Chain
13:30–14:00 Brad Hine – CSIRO Measuring Immune Competence for Improved Animal Health Berry Reynolds Mort & Co The value and development of strong relationships within the supply chain
14:00–14:30 Andrew Byrne – Angus Australia The Next Generation of Angus Genomic Technologies Greg Farquharson – Bushy Park Angus Growing an Angus Business
14:30–15:00 Susan Bibby – Specialised Breeders Australia Genetic Selection Technologies in the Poultry Industry Kev Sullivan – Bell Vet Services Plan or Perish: The Importance of Pre-feedlot Entry Preparation
15:00-15:30 Sophie Edwards – Vetoquinol Advancements in management of assisted reproduction programs in Angus Cattle Liz Pearson – Angus Australia Making the Most of the Meat Market
15:30-16:15 Afternoon Tea and  view Trade Displays
16:30-17.30 AGM and Members Forum
18:30-19:30 Pre-Dinner Drinks – with musical accompaniment by Ballarat Grammar String Quartet
19:30-late Conference Dinner, with Entertainment and an Auction

Friday 19th May​

8:00-9:00 Registration and Trade Displays Open
Concurrent session C – Market Technologies Concurrent session D – Future Visions
 9:00-9:30 Garry Edwards – AAM Investment Group The Evolution of Livestock Selling Systems Drewe Ferguson – CSIRO Use of Digital Technologies in the Australian Red Meat Industry
 9:30-10:00 Jon Condon – Beef Central Digital Disruption and the Social Media Evolution Ramesh Segaran – Adelaide Uni Drones – Opportunities and Challenges in Australian Agriculture
10:00-10:30 Ben Simpson – OGA Marketing Angus in the Digital Age Troy Setter – CPC Future of Angus Genetics in Northern Australian Beef Production
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea and view Trade Displays
Plenary Session  2:
11:00-11:40 Andrew Howie – MLA Beef is Best: Understanding the Nutritional Health Benefits of Beef
11:40-12:20 Ben O’Donoghue – Celebrity Chef
12:20-12:30 Conference close and invitation to stay for lunch – Peter Parnell, Angus Australia
12:30-13:40 Lunch and view Trade Display