Created: 25 February 2014
"Merino breeding: sustainable enterprise; a cherished lifestyle" - This is the theme of the 9th World Merino Conference to be held at Stellenbosch from 29 April - 1 May 2014.
The Conference Programme containing resolutions presented by international and local speakers, have just been released. International speakers include Charles Massy, Australian Merino breeder and author, Roberto Cardellino, a sheep and wool consultant in Uruguay, Emmanuel Coste, President of the French Sheep Breeders Association, Mikhail Egorov, Director-General of the Russian National Association of Sheep Breeders, James Rowe, CEO of the Australian Sheep Industry Cooperative Research Centre, Sue Hatcher, Principal Research Scientist at NSW Dept. of Primary Industries in Australia and many more.
Local speakers include the NWGA's very own General Manager, Leon de Beer, Frikkie Neser, Professor of Animal Breeding at the University of Free State, Cameron McMaster, former manager of Dohne Merino Breed Society, Tim Noakes, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, Julian Southey, Merino Stud Breeder and President of Merino SA as well as many more speakers who will examine the important questions and issues at the conference.
If you have not yet registered, please do so at your earliest convenience at the website dedicated to the conference : www.merino2014.com