You are invited to attend a day of educational and networking opportunities in Armidale, NSW to increase your knowledge of Wagyu nutrition and genetics. A one-day event, the morning and early afternoon sessions will be focussed on genetics and nutrition workshops from guest speakers.

The day promises to be informative and an opportunity for full members to contribute to the function of the Association.


Workshop guest speaker program includes

Dr John Doyle
Managing director of Integrated Animal Production will speak on the importance of early life nutrition for marbling.

Ms Catriona Millen
Technical officer at SBTS will give insights into optimising data recording to improve BREEDPLAN results.

Dr Brad Walmsley
Research officer at AGBU will speak more about the development of BreedObject Indexes and its application to the Wagyu industry.

Don Nicol
Well known for his BreedLink operation for beef cattle breeding will speak about using genetic selection tools for Wagyu breeding.

Aaron van den Heuvel
Carcase Camera Technician with the AWA will outline the introduction of the MIJ camera for objective carcase measurement and outline the preliminary results achieved to date.

AWA Annual General Meeting – 4.30pm

The 2018 AGM will bring you up to date with current business activities and forecasts for the AWA.

AWA dinner and drinks – from 7pm

Hosted by the AWA and sponsored by Rangers Valley the dinner represents an opportunity to relax with friends and catch up with colleagues activities and forecasts for the AWA.

Event information and costs

Location:  Armidale City Bowling Club
Date: 31 October starting at 10.30 am

Workshop commences: 10.30 am, Armidale City Bowling Club
AGM commences: 4.30 pm, Armidale City Bowling Club
Dinner and drinks: from 7 pm

Registration: for this event is essential and close October 24th, 2018. Register online here
Program available: Download a program (PDF  – 807kb)
Accommodation: Click here to find out about accommodation in Armidale

All fees listed are inclusive GST

Workshop/dinner package:  AWA member – $297  |  non-member – $385
Dinner only package:  AWA member – $66  |  non-member – $88