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world brahman congress australia 2016

As Chairman of the Australian Brahman Breeders Association, I would like to personally invite you to attend the 18th World Brahman Congress, May 16-21, 2016 in Rockhampton, Queensland.

We plan six days of activities designed to:

  • Celebrate the worldwide achievements of Brahman cattle
  • Develop an understanding of the leading edge innovations, research and technology and its relevance to Brahman cattle breeding
  • Explore opportunities to make our breed a greater force in the worlds beef markets
  • Showcase the Australian Brahman cattle genetics and their commercial attributes
  • Make new friends, meet old friends, share experiences and our warm Australian hospitality

The growth and development of Brahman cattle in Australia has been described as the greatest livestock revolution in history.

From an initial importation in 1933 of just 18 head of Brahman cattle from the USA, Brahman genetics today can be found in over 50% of the National herd and over 75% of the herd in the state of Queensland. There are over a 100,000 Brahman bulls working north of the Tropic of Capricorn, 70% of the bulls working in that area, requiring an annual replacement of about 20,000 head.

Brahman cattle play a major role in the supply chain of Australian domestic and premium beef export markets such as Japan and the European Union and are the breed of choice for Australia’s live export markets to feedlots in Asia.

Our programme includes a Commercial Cattle and Stud show, technical conference, property tours, trade displays, the Australian horse sport of camp drafting, working dog demonstrations and plenty of social events.

Please join us to celebrate the world wide achievements of Brahman cattle and help us plan for an even more exciting future.

Shane Bishop
Australian Brahman Breeders Association