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Beyond the Bale : February 2010
February 2010 BEYOND THE BALE From 3 to 5 May 2010, Merino enthusiasts from around the world will gather in Rambouillet, France, for the 8th World Merino Conference. This will be run concurrently with the 2010 International Wool Textile Organisation's annual congress. The two gatherings will be part of a 'Wool Week', which will also include a Merinoscope Technical Day and the annual Festival of Wool Arts. The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders (AASMB) is organising a trade mission to Europe that will incorporate the World Merino Conference and Wool Week. Primary producers are invited to join the trade mission and take this opportunity to network with international producers, as well as to promote the attributes of Australian Merinos, particularly our genetics. Topics at the conference -- planned to be officially opened by French president Nicolas Sarkozy -- will cover scientific and The 9th World Sheep and Wool Congress will take place in Sydney at the Rosehill Gardens Event Centre over two-and-a-half days during April 2010. The congress presents a forum for active discussion and debate on the future and opportunities of the sheepmeat and wool industries. It will include congress 26 PIPELINE 8th World Merino Conference, France technical aspects of sheep production, particularly from the perspective of sustainable development. A number of study program options have been arranged for Australian and New Zealand delegates. 9th WORLD SHEEP AND WOOL CONGRESS, SYDNEY sessions with a trade exhibition showcasing innovative products and the latest developments in the wool, sheepmeat, fashion and textile design industries. In addition, the congress includes social events, the Australian Wool Fashion Awards, tours and field trips, as well as visits to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to watch sheep judging and other arena events. World Sheep and Wool Congress Organising Committee president Roger Fletcher says this international event fosters the exchange of technical and business information among producers, processors, researchers, marketers and government agencies. "The program features a line-up of internationally renowned speakers discussing a wide range of contemporary issues affecting supply-chain integrity in the global sheep and wool industries," Mr Fletcher says. "These include research and development, market trends and innovation, supported by innovative case studies from leading sheepmeat, wool and textile businesses and their leaders." More information: Quadrant Australia, 02 6772 9066, www.worldsheepandwoolcongress.com More information: for a detailed itinerary and bookings, call Barbara Le Masle of Quadrant Australia, 1300 301 128, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the AASMB website, www.merinos.com.au; 8th World Merino Conference, www.merinoscope2010.fr FAST FACTS l The 8th World Merino Conference will be held in France in May 2010. l The conference is an opportunity for Australian producers to network with their international counterparts. FAST FACTS l The World Sheep and Wool Congress will be held in Sydney in April 2010. l Industry, corporate bodies and other interested parties can learn more about the sheep and wool industries worldwide. Est à Laine Merinos -- Merino sheep of eastern France.
September November 2009