2018 Animal Production Conference - Registration closes 20 June 2018

Encouraging animal producers, consultants and researchers to innovate to meet growing market demands is the aim of a national conference to be held in Wagga Wagga in July.

The Australian Society of Animal Production’s biennial Animal Production 2018 Conference will be held at Charles Sturt University (CSU) from Monday 2 July to Wednesday 4 July.

Professor Michael FriendConference organising committee chairman and Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Professor Michael Friend said it is the only multi-species animal science conference of its kind in Australia.

“From sheep, beef and dairy production, to goats, pigs, poultry and emerging animal industries, this conference has animal production covered,” Professor Friend said.

“It’s a unique opportunity for industry to meet, exchange information and ideas, discuss the latest advances in animal science and production, and develop ways of promoting industry development and scientific endeavour.

“Recognising that young people are the future of the livestock industry, the organising committee is also providing opportunities for student participation at the conference, as a way to mentor and support their career progression.

"Charles Sturt University and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation are pleased to partner with the Society to sponsor and host the conference."

As part of the conference a ‘Producer Day’ will be held on Wednesday July 4, in collaboration with the Graham Centre, providing the opportunity for livestock producers to find out more on the latest research and how they can implement the outcomes on-farm.

This year’s event will also see the return of the pre-conference Masterclass on Sunday afternoon as well as the three-minute ‘Student Snapshots’ during the conference week. A post-conference regional livestock production tour will also run.

For more information about the conference or to register visit the conference website.

Inset: Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation Director, Professor Michael Friend.