The 9th World Sheep and Wool Congress will take place in Sydney at the Rosehill Gardens Event Center over two and a half days during April 2010. World sheep and wool congresses are staged in one of the world's sheep producing nations every three years.
The congress, endorsed by the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, and primed with federal government seed money, is gearing up to attract around 1,000 international sheep and wool producers and agribusiness delegates.
Highlights for the Sydney event will include major presentations on food security, sheep genetics, human health, marketing, traceability technology, the sheep/wool value chain and high-end wool fashions. Three up-and-coming wool and sheep meat producers will also provide the strategies they are using to turn a profit.
International and local delegates will be invited to join pre- and post-congress tours including visits to regional stud and commercial sheep and wool enterprises, research and development facilities and the renowned National Wool Museum in Geelong.
Additional details are available at www.worldsheepandwoolcongress.com.