The 15th Annual National Wagyu Conference will be in the Hunter Valley from May 3rd to 4th with a tour of Hunter Valley properties on May 5th and 6th.
THE WAGYU REVOLUTION – OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL SECTORS will be the theme to follow up an exciting period of record registrations, record prices, an expansion of AWA services and extraordinary interest in Wagyu cattle and Wagyu beef.
The conference is at the new Conference centre at the spectacular Crowne Plaza in the premium wine producing Pokolbin district in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
The survey of members following the 2015 conference revealed a strong preference for a May conference which slots in with the triennial Beef Australia event at Rockhampton where the Wagyu breed had a strong presence at Beef 2015 and plans for 2018.
In another change demonstrating the growing maturity of the breed, the conference will run during the week rather than over the weekend. This also has the added advantage of being in the lower cost times for hotel rooms at resorts which tend to have considerable demand at weekends.
The Conference will open on Monday evening May 2 with the traditional welcoming cocktail party followed by two days of presentations and entertainment. The AuctionsPlus Wagyu sale will be on the afternoon of the second day.
Invitations have gone out to a broad range of industry leaders to be presenters and the program will be announced mid-October when registration and sale entry forms will be available.
The WAGYU AT WORK IN THE HUNTER on May 5 and 6 follows the highly successful central Queensland tour in 2015 and will feature long established and new Wagyu seedstock herds, a paddock to plate operation and a feedlot. These host properties have all accepted and are enthusiastically planning programs for the visits.