A HIGH level of interest from speakers wanting to participate in the sixth World Sheep and Wool Congress being hosed in Christchurch from November 11-15, 2001, has resulted in an outstanding program line-up according to Congress organisers.
Congress chairman and well-known Southland sheep breeder, William Mitchell, said that the organising committee had received expressions of interest from speakers from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada and as far afield as Mongolia, Mexico and Egypt and was not going to be able to accommodate all of them in the three-day congress programme.
The Congress program will include internationally recognised industry leaders and the latest advancements in research and development from New Zealand and around the world.
International speakers include Dr Charles Parker, president, World Executive Committee for World Sheep and Wool Congress; Gerry Scully, chief sheep advisor, TEAGASC, Ireland and Fiona Boal, Agribusiness Consulting and Research Services analyst, Australia.
In addition, there are several leading sheep farmers from both Australia and New Zealand who will be outlining their strategies for success, as well as reports from sheep farmers around the world who will bring congress attendees up to date on developments in the sheep and wool industries in their countries.
Coopers and parent company, Schering-Plough Animal Health, are premier sponsors of the triennial Congress, which is open to all sheep farmers. Expected to attract over 1000 delegates, the Congress immediately precedes the New Zealand Royal Show in Christchurch, as well a being supported by excellent pre and post agribusiness tours of both islands. Registration Packs and more information on the Congress Programme are available from Congress Organiser, Eddy van Til (03) 313 2097, or visit the Congress Website for further information.