Livestock

Genetics Australia hosts Victorian conference

By Jamieson Salter

Genetics experts will outline the future of the industry at a Victorian conference hosted by Genetics Australia.

The GA 2020 Conference will start with a forum at Tabcorp Park in Melton on Wednesday, March 18, followed by farm tours in South and West Gippsland over the next two days to showcase progressive breeding programs.

Genetics Australia chief executive officer Anthony Shelly said the conference would give dairy farmers and industry professionals a glimpse into what the future is likely to hold.

“It is rare to have such an outstanding group of local and international speakers all in one place,” Mr Shelly said.

The conference will look at global genetic developments and determine how these developments will impact the Australian breeding and dairy industry.

“Over the past few years the progression of genetics in the dairy industry and more broadly in agriculture has been phenomenal, and with the volume of research and development happening, that will expand even further the next decade,” Mr Shelly said.

“This conference will pull together all relevant information and help any interested farmer or industry member to understand how we can adapt to these new technologies to make sure we’re ahead of the game and achieving the best possible and most profitable outcomes.”

The three-day conference will be held from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 20.

To attend the conference, visit: genaust.com.au