The 2016 Wagyu National Conference, themed THE WAGYU REVOLUTION, will reveal exciting developments as the breed continues to grow and consolidate its place as a major segment of the Australian beef cattle industry.
The venue is the spectacular Crowne Plaza resort near Pokolbin in the NSW Hunter Valley, 64 kms west of Newcastle Airport.
The conference is now an autumn event and will run from May 2 to 4 with a post conference tour on May 5 and 6 following the great success of the 2015 Queensland tour.
In a conference coup, the world’s leading researcher on the ‘healthiness’ of marbled Wagyu beef, Dr Stephen Smith of Texas A & M, will present his latest findings which indicate Wagyu beef contains extraordinary amounts of monounsaturated ‘healthy’ oleic acid and this increases with marbling and days on feed.
As an added bonus an afternoon session has been added on Monday May 2, commencing at 2 pm, to cover issues critical to the efficient and profitable breeding of Wagyu cattle.
This will cover the Wagyu specific MateSel genetic selection system, how to prepare and submit recording data and the prevention and treatment of scours to save valuable calves. Efficient on-farm data collection and how the collection and testing of DNA samples is conducted at UQ.
This bonus session is of use to the whole range of Wagyu producers from those considering joining the Wagyu industry, those new to the industry and even to those more experienced operators.