THE WEEK IN A NUTSHELL!

SUNDAY 1 JULY, 3pm to 7:30pm
Student Masterclass for ASAP Animal Production 2018 registered students
The Student Masterclass is a forum for students to learn from those who have gone before them. Guest speakers will share their career pathway insights and participate in a Q&A panel. The night also features a brewery tour and dinner. – Complimentary for every student conference ticket purchase.

MONDAY 2 JULY – WEDNESDAY 4 JULY
Animal Production 2018 in conjunction with the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation on Wednesday
Each registration for Animal Production 2018 includes attendance at all sessions and conference catering on Monday 2 July, Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July; the Welcome Function on Monday 2 July; and the NSW DPI Networking Hour on Tuesday 3 July; as well as the conference satchel, electronic copy of the special issue Animal Production Science, name tag and certificate of attendance.  Early bird rates: Members $590   Student Members $310

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY, 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is set to be a night to remember! With local Riverina produce a feature of the menu, ASAP Society Fellow awards and the night’s entertainment to be provided by acclaimed bush poet, larrikin, writer Murray (Muz) Hartin. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the time of registration at $125 per person– we hope you can join us!

THURSDAY 5 JULY
Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionists July Seminar
The Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition (AARN) invites ASAP members and the wider industry to attend their July Seminar at CSU following Animal Production 2018. The AARN Seminar will focus on the nutritional requirements of sheep, beef and goats with application to the surrounding region.

FRIDAY 6 JULY, 8am to 3pm
Joint ASAP and AARN post conference tours.

Farming Systems Tour – $65pp: Join ASAP and AARN delegates for a one day tour to gain an understanding of mixed farming systems in the local region. On this tour, you’ll visit the FarmLink Research Station located at Temora, NSW, speaking with FarmLink staff, and viewing research trials and demonstrations. From here we will travel to a FarmLink members property, speaking with them about their farming systems and business. After leaving the property, we will head to the famous Coolamon Cheese Factory for a tour of the cheese making facilities and taste some delicious cheeses and regional produce over lunch, before returning to Wagga.

Nutrition Tour – $65pp: ASAP and AARN collaborate to offer delegates a one day tour providing insight into the local nutrition industry. On this tour, specialist nutrition staff from DSM Nutritional Products will take you on a hosted site visit discussing their current nutritional solutions produced at the Wagga Wagga mill. The CSU Research Farm will provide the next location, where delegates will hear from researchers on their latest nutrition related research.

 

Details: Early-bird registrations are now open for Animal Production 2018, offering additional savings for ASAP members – visit www.asap.asn.au/2018-conference

 

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