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Dairy event to bring red breeds together

By Dairy News

More than 100 people from 10 different countries will join a March conference to learn how red dairy breeds are coming together to grow their success.

The International Red Dairy Breed Federation conference and tour will be hosted by the Australian Red Dairy Breed for the first time in Australia since 2000.

Following the theme ‘Bringing Red Breeds Together’, it will feature a two-day conference in Mt Gambier on March 26 to 27 and a tour from March 22 to March 29 that crosses South Australia and Victoria.

Event organiser Kylie Boston said the event looked set to be one of the best ever.

Visitors from Germany, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Estonia and Finland, will join cattle breeders, breed organisations and genetics company representatives from across Australia.

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.

A new addition to the conference is David Kendal, the director of genetic advancement, ST Genetics USA, who will deliver a session on sexing chromosomes, showing how the latest technology can be used to improve genetics.

For more information and to register please contact Ms Boston on 0407 231547 or email kylie.smc@bigpond.com.