Program

  PRE.-CONFERENCE TOUR 1 (16-17 APRIL) 
EAST OF URUGUAY - "Valle Chico" and Punta del Este
  CONFERENCE TOUR 2  (MONDAY 18th APRIL) 
CENTER OF URUGUAY - "El Ceibal" and Kiyú Station
  POST CONFERENCE TOUR 3 (OPTION A) 
NORTH -  CENTER  AREA OF URUGUAY (23/25 APRIL) - "Las Anitas", "El Baqueano", "El Paraíso" and "San José del Yaguarí"
  POST CONFERENCE TOUR 4  (OPTION B) 
WEST /NORTH AREA OF URUGUAY (23/25 APRIL) - "La Elisa", "Sta. María", "Sta. Inés", "Carablanca" and "San Luis"

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCH PROGRAM
18 – 25 APRIL 2016 – MONTEVIDEO – URUGUAY
VENUE: RURAL ASSOCIATION SHOWGROUNDS, MONTEVIDEO

 

Saturday 16th - Stud visit (view)

 

Sunday 17th - Punta del Este Tour (view)

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
17th – 22nd April

Sunday 17th Arrival of Delegations

18.30  - Registrations -  (Sheraton hotel)
 

Monday 18th

08:00 - Tour 2  - Visit to Kiyú Test Station (San José) (+info) and visit to "El Ceibal" Stud of Miguel Martirena at Carreta Quemada (includes lunch)

18:00  - Return to hotels – free evening

 

Tuesday 19th (all activities at Rural Association)

08:00 – 09:00 -  Registrations at Rural Association

Pen Show Judge:  Luis Ignacio Bordaberry Fontana

08:30 – 11:00  –  Pen  Show - Females

11:00  – 12:30 -   Pen Sales - Females  
12:30 – 14:30 -    Lunch 

14:30 – 18:00 -    Pen Show - Bulls        

18:30 -  19:00   - Presentation of Hereford book   “Tierra Pampa” (Pampa Land)  - Drinks - Networking

20:30 - Return to hotels

 

Wednesday 20th (all activities at Rural Association)

08:00 –  Registrations  

08:30 – 12:30  - WHC meeting (delegations from member countries only) – Conference Room 2

 

Parallel Session  - Conference Room 1

09:30 – 11:45  - AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS SESSION: 

 09:30 – 10:00 – Ecological characteristics of the Uruguayan productive systems – Agr.PhD Fabio Montossi,  Director National Resarch Institute (INIA, Uruguay)

10:00 – 10:30 – Virtual trading systems,  a Hereford product - Economic impact of  virtual sales in Uruguay   - Dr. Walter Romay Elorza, former Uruguayan  Hereford Association President / Agr.PhD Bruno Lanfranco, PhD (INIA Uruguay)

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15 – Cattle identification systems:  total traceability in Uruguay  - Vet.Dr. Marianela González (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay)

11:15 – 11:45 –  Compartment: New alternative for biosafety – Vet.Dr. Jorge Bonino (Rural Association Representative at OIE )

 12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch at Rural Association

14:30 .- 16:00 – Countries’ Reports

16:00 – 16:15 – Coffee break

16:15 – 18:30 – Countries` Reports

18:30 – 19:00Opening Ceremony

19:00 – 20:30Welcome Reception (wines, cheeses and Uruguayan products tasting)

 20:30 - Return to hotels

 

Thursday  21st  (all activities at Rural Association)

08:00 –08:30Registrations

10:00 am  onwards – (in parallel  session) –   Internet Live Sales  (Room 3)

08:30 – 18:15 – Conference Sessions (Room 2)

 

Session I - Chairperson:   Ag. G. Ciappesoni, PhD  -   Meat and Wool Program Director at National Research Institute  (INIA, Uruguay)

08:30 – 09:00 – The use of DNA technologies in cattle breeding and production  – Dr. Donagh Berry (Teagasc Research Center, Ireland)  

09:10 – 09:40 –   Australian and international R & D for genetic improvement in the Hereford breed -   Dr. Robert  Banks (Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU, Univ.of England, Australia)  

09:50 – 10:20 – Developments in genetic ad genomic evaluation of Pan-American Hereford cattle  – Dr. Prof. Dorian Garrick (Cornell Univ. USA)     

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee break

 

Session II  - Chairperson:    Agr. PhD  Olga Ravagnolo ( Head Researcher at National Research Institute, INIA Uruguay)

10:45 – 11:15 –   Genomic selection and dimensions  - Agr PhD. Ignacio Aguilar (Head Researcher, Animal Genetic Improvement, INIA Uruguay)  and  Fernando F. Cardoso (Embrapa, Brazil)

11:25 – 11:55 -     Economic evaluation of Hereford cattle in the Americas - Dr. Michael  MacNeil (Delta G, USA)  

12:00 – 14:15 –  Lunch break

 

Session III – Chairperson:  Agr PhD Fabio Montossi (National Director, INIA Uruguay)

14:30 – 15:00 –   Uruguayan Hereford cattle feed efficiency, carcass and meat quality  -  Agr. PhD  Elly Navajas (Head Researcher, Animal  Genetic Improvement INIA Uruguay)

Awards in recognition to Uruguayan studs participating in the Efficiency Conversion Project

15:10 – 15:40 – From womb to tomb – Why beef is important whatever your age -  BSc. Fiona Carruthers (Beef & Lamb, New Zealand)

15:50 – 16:20 – Uruguayan meats marketing, INAC’s experience  – Acc. Silvana Bonsignore (INAC – Uruguayan Meat Institute)

16:30 – 16:45 – Closing Ceremony and Presentation of WHC 2020 Venue  

16:45 – 17:00 - Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30   -  Managing Adversity -   Gustavo Zerbino, (Director of Cibeles Pharmaceutical Co. and survivor of the Andes air crash In 1972  (Uruguay) 

19:00  – 21:00 – Gala Sales

21: 00   - Return to hotels

 

Friday  22nd 

 8:30 - 10:00 -  Polled Females Show  -  Judge:  Santiago Bordaberry

10:00 - 11:00 - Horned Female Show  - Judges: Rodrigo & Santiago Fernandez

11:00 -  12:30 - Horned Bulls Show  - Judges:  Rodrigo & Santiago Fernandez

12:30 - 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 -  18:00   Polled Bulls Show  -  Judge: Santiago Bordaberry

18:45 – Return to Hotels

21:00 Gala Dinner   (Golf Club)

Prize awards giving to Great Champions 

 

Post Conference tours – 23rd – 25th April

(see itineraries)