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You are invited to attend a day of educational and networking opportunities at Brisbane Airport Conference Centre to increase your knowledge of Wagyu nutrition and genetics. A one-day event, the sessions will be focussed on genetics and nutrition workshops presented by guest speakers and the AWA.



Dr Matt McDonagh CEO, Australian Wagyu Association welcomes you to a day of informative workshops.

Nutrition and Genetics Workshop

10.00 am start

10.00 am Session 1: Carel Teseling
Technical Services Manager, Australian Wagyu Association

Optimising use of performance data and BREEDPLAN

10.45 am Session 2: Dr Bradley Walmsley
Research Scientist, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit

Using Wagyu Selection Indexes to make commercial decisions

11.30 am – 12.45 pm Lunch

12.45 pm Session 3: Todd Andrews
NSW Department of Primary Industry

Using the Wagyu Feed Calculator

1.30 pm Session 4: Matt George
Bovine Dynamics

Pre-feedlot and heifer nutrition to optimise carcase outcomes

2.15 pm Session 5: Peter Cabassi

AWA Board Director, Chair of Strategic Planning

Introduction to the AWA Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025

3.00 pm    Afternoon tea

AWA Annual General Meeting – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

The 2019 AGM will bring you up to date with current business activities and forecasts for the AWA. This is a free event, but you must register to attend.

AWA dinner and drinks – from 6.30 pm

WX-PMS5635-RV 200Hosted by the AWA, a canapé and drinks networking event will be held on the 10th floor IBIS SkyLounge to round out the day.

We are pleased to be supported by Rangers Valley for providing the Wagyu for the dinner.

Event information and costs

Location:  Brisbane Airport Conference Centre
Date: 25 November 2019

Welcome desk opens: 9.00 am, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre
Workshop commences:
 10 am, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre
AGM commences: 3.30 pm, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre
Dinner and drinks: from 6.30 pm, Brisbane IBIS Sky Lounge

Workshop/dinner package:  AWA member – $198  |  non-member – $308
Dinner only package:  AWA member – $88  |  non-member – $110

All fees listed are inclusive GST.

Registering for the event

Registration is required for the Workshop, Dinner and AGM. Please be aware that the AGM is a free event, but registering is still necessary. Registration closes 18 November 2019.



The AWA has negotiated a special rate for members at two hotels located adjacent to Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. Select your preferred property from the list below. Enter the promotion code as WAGYU and click apply to receive a discount when booking.



2 Dryandra Road
Brisbane Airport QLD 4008

Ph: 07 3139 8100

Featuring 243 modern Standard Rooms, ideally located at the Brisbane Airport. The 3 1/2 star property is a short train ride or drive into Brisbane CBD.




28 Dryandra Road
Brisbane Airport QLD 4008

Ph: 07 3188 7300

Pullman Brisbane Airport offers guests a 5-star luxury escape, all from within the heart of the airport precinct with 132 perfectly appointed rooms.