MORE than 100 people from 10 different countries will join a conference later this month to learn how red dairy breeds are coming together to grow their success.
The Australian Red Dairy Breed is hosting the International Red Dairy Breed Federation conference and tour.
Following the theme `Bringing Red Breeds Together`, it will feature a two-day conference in Mt Gambier on March 26-27 and a tour from March 22 to March 29 that crosses South Australia and Victoria.
Numbers have already exceeded expectations with 108 booked to attend the conference and nearly 70 joining the bus tour.
There will be visitors from Germany, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Estonia and Finland.
The conference program features experts outlining Australian and international experiences for red dairy breeds, the unique gene characteristics of red breeds, an update on genomics, the European ReDiverse project, latest Australian and international research, the science of genetics, and a panel session on the commercial realities influencing diversity preservation.
There will also be a showcase of red breeds from around the world.
The tour will kick off at the Barossa Valley and will visit red breed farms around Tailem Bend, across the Limestone Coast in South Australia, Great Ocean Road region and platinum sponsor Genetics Australia’s Parwan Park property at Bacchus Marsh.
The conference is held every three years and is in Australia for the first time since 2000.
It aims to give red cattle groups the opportunity to work together to improve communication and enhance the breed and its promotion.
For more information and to register please contact Ms Boston on 0407 231 547 or email kylie.smc@bigpond.com