World Merino Conference
Visit the World Federation of Merino Breeders' website for updates: merinoworldfederation.com
Promotional video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMxZ_dVaDyY
The 9th World Merino Conference will be hosted by Merino SA (the South African Merino Breeders' Society) in Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape Region, 40kms east of Cape Town, from Monday, 28 April 2014 to Thursday, 1 May 2014.
The International Wool Textile Organisation's annual congress will be held in Cape Town concurrently with the 9th World Merino Conference and joint events are envisaged.
The conference will feature an array of speakers and topics, and the focus will be much wider than the physiology and psychology of sheep. The theme of Merino 2014, "Merino Breeding - sustainable enterprise - a cherished way of life", will be reflected in the presentations with colourful social activities and entertainment to also feature during the four days.
Merino 2014 will also mark the 225th anniversary of the arrival in South Africa (then the Cape of Good Hope) of the first Merinos brought from Europe in 1789.
Optional pre and post conference tours of varying lengths covering the wool producing areas of South Africa and incorporating other special interest options will be announced later.
More details to follow when available.