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2019 Santa Gertrudis World Congress

Sale Date:
04-10-2019
Location:
USA
Dallas, Texas

 

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2019 Santa Gertrudis World Congress (Tentative Schedule)

World Congress Details

As part of the 2019 Congress, guests will tour Santa Gertrudis ranches, attend production sales and visit the State Fair of Texas, where they will watch the Santa Gertrudis show. The agenda also includes educational seminars.

Topics of the seminars include developing genetic linkage with other countries and breed improvement technologies.

One seminar includes a Texas A&M International Beef Academy program, which will provide participants access to emerging technologies in cattle reproduction, nutrition, genetics, health and welfare related to all phases of beef production.

Hefte says the 2019 Congress will include a balance of work and play. “We hope to provide a well-rounded experience for our guests, with several fun spots on our agenda,” she says.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino, Mobile, Ala.; several nights in New Orleans, La.; shopping in Dallas, Texas; and a night on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas.

The committee anticipates more than 300 breeders will participate in this event, including 150 international guests. Hefte says the No. 1 goal of the Congress is to demonstrate “what an amazing and adaptable breed of cattle Santa Gertrudis are, and how we can continue to improve the breed by utilizing genetic technology, increased data collection and information sharing.”

SGBI members have already expressed their enthusiasm for the event, which, Hefte says, is key to ensuring the congress is a great experience for all participants. “The success of the 2019 World Congress will depend upon our members’ support and participation,” she says. “I hope everyone will join in and make the most of this unique and exciting event.”

Oct 4th

Tour buses will depart fromspecified location near Atlanta Hartfield Internation Airport (ATL) at noon

Oct 4th-7th

Production sales and tours of ranches in Alabama

Oct 8th-9th

Global Strategic Planning Workshop hosted by SGBI in New Orleans Louisiana

Oct 10th-12th

Attend State Fair of Texas, Dallas, Texas including the Pan Am Open Santa Gertrudis Show

Oct 13th-15th

Tour South Texas Santa Gertrudis operations including the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas

Oct 16th-17th

International Beef Cattle Academy at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Oct 18th-19th

Tour Southeast Texas ranches, closing ceremony and NuGen production sale

Oct 19th

Guests will be returned to Houston Internation Airport (IAH) for departures on Saturday evening and Sunday October 20th departures.

*This is a broad overview of our proposed schedule.  There are additional ranch tours and tours of cattle production industries in between these stops that are not listed.

**For those unable to attend the entire Congress, there will be the opportunity to join the Congress midway at the Texas State Fair.  Guests can fly in or out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) during the weekend on Oct 11th and 12th.