• Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea according to the scheduled program.

  • Registration fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. For an estimated rate in other currencies, please visit www.xe.com.

  • A copy of the delegate proceedings and accepted abstracts will be available for registered delegates.

 

 

EARLYBIRD RATE

Expires - 23/08/2019

REGULAR RATE

24/08/2019 - 01/11/2019

 

Member

Non Member

Member

Non Member

Full Conference Registration

$660AUD

$760AUD

$760AUD

$860AUD

Full Conference Student Registration

$510AUD

$560AUD

$560AUD

$610AUD

Single Day Registration

$250AUD

$250AUD

$250AUD

$250AUD

Breeders Two Day Registration

$130AUD

$130AUD

$130AUD

$130AUD

 

 

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

Sunday Welcome Function Ticket

Included with full AAABG registration

Monday Dinner at the Stro Ticket

Included with full AAABG registration

Conference Dinner Ticket

Included with full AAABG registration

Additional Conference Dinner Ticket/Breeder Two Day Registrations

$90AUD

Thursday Breeders BBQ Dinner Ticket

Included with registration

Conference Field Trips

All field trips will occur on Wednesday afternoon. Field trip bookings are available through your registration via your online profile.

FIELD TRIP 1: CSIRO & UNE SMART FARMS

$50 per person

Take in some of the great work occurring at the CSIRO Agriculture and Food Chiswick field station and the UNE Smart Farm.

CSIRO will feature research on development of novel phenotypes, such as feed intake on pasture and resilience, application of precision livestock management technologies and new research into the application of dual purpose cropping for livestock. Chiswick, is also one the sites for Merino Ewe Life Time Productivity Project.

The UNE SMART Farms are a hub for multi-disciplinary research at UNE and provide a test bed for new technologies. With research ranging from the individual insect to the complete landscape level there is something to interest everyone. The SMART Farm Innovation Centre showcases technologies and their applications for a digitally connected Future Farm, including precision livestock tech, remote sensing, asset management and sensor networks. The SMART Farms are also home to the MLA Resource Flock along with commercial sheep enterprises and facilities for research on a range of species.

FIELD TRIP 2: WALCHA BEEF & SHEEP TRAIL

$50 per person

Visit some of the many successful beef and sheep stud operations in this area. We will be taking a hike East to visit Yalgoo (Merinos and Poll Herefords), returning to Armidale on a picturesque route via Cressbrook (Merino’s, Dangarsleigh) and Dangars Fall. Some additional stud visits are envisaged, but due to serious ongoing drought conditions in this area the final list of host studs will be advised closer to the date.

FIELD TRIP 3: SURF (TROUT) AND TURF

$50 per person

This tour will head north of Armidale to the town of Guyra the home of Trout and top quality beef. The tour will begin at Deano’s Smoked Trout for a tour of the facilities and a barbeque lunch. Dean produces around a tonne of yabbies each year, and grows anywhere between 10,000 to 15,000 (trout) per year with the fish processed and smoked on farm. The next stop will be to Derek & Fiona Smith’s place ‘Working with Nature’ where we will discuss their free range egg operation and how it fits within their regenerative farming ethos. The final visit will be to ‘Bald Blair’ where Sam White will discuss his breeding program for his Angus cattle stud.

FIELD TRIP 4: FEED(LOT) & WINE: TULLIMBA & MERILBA ESTATE TOUR

$50 per person

Are your cattle part of a BIN? You have a chance to visit UNE’s Tullimba feedlot, where Angus and Hereford BIN cattle are measured for feed intake. Located 40kms south-west of Armidale, Tullimba is a world-class feedlot research facility designed to provide reliable and rigorous research data and training opportunities to enhance the international competitiveness of the Australian beef industry. During this tour, you will hear about the NSW DPI muscling herd work, the feed efficiency work using Grow Safe feeders, and how feeder data can be used for animal management.

Before returning back to the conference dinner, you will enjoy wine tasting at Merilba Estate Wines. Crafted from the cool climate vineyard, premium quality wine from this boutique producer is provided to clients using independent and focused distribution methods.

FIELD TRIP 5: GORGEOUS GORGES BUSHWALK

$50 per person

Take some time to see some of the beautiful Gorge scenery that has made the Northern Tablelands famous. Depending on numbers, we will either visit Dangers Falls and do the Blue Hole Walk at the Gara Gorge, or travel a little further away to the little village of Hillgrove, taking in the Hillgrove Museum and a walk at Long Point. Bring a hat and your camera! And you should also plan for potentially cold or wet weather and bring appropriate shoes and clothing for this option.

FIELD TRIP 6: I’LL MAKE MY OWN WAY

No charge

There are many things you can see or do in the region immediately surrounding Armidale (Uralla-Guyra-Armidale-Ebor) including numerous National Parks and waterfalls (Dangars, Wollomombi, Ebor), historical buildings and heritage rose gardens (eg Saumarez homestead), art museums (eg NERAM) and a variety of foodie havens, such as the Welders Dog, New England Brewing at Uralla, Dobson’s distillery (Kentucky) or cold climate vineyards such as Peterson’s (Armidale) or Merilba Estate (Kingstown). To investigate your options further look at https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/our-region/things-to-do or https://www.armidaletouristpark.com.au/see-do/wineries-new-england-high-country/.

If you are making your own away around on your free afternoon but require a packed lunch, please ensure you select this option during registration so we can cater for you.

FAQ

AAABG Membership

RENEW To be entitled for the membership rate, you will be required to renew your AAABG membership, which you can do during the registration process.

Your new membership will expire in 2021.

BECOME A MEMBER You can sign up to become an AAABG member during the registration process, please select this add-on and pay the membership fee.

Your new membership will expire in 2021.

Registration Process

Please use the above link to register for the 2019 AAABG conference. The first step is to record your personal details on your own ‘dashboard’. If you have already completed this from a previous year, you will not have to repeat this, just login to your ‘dashboard’. As you complete any section of the ‘dashboard’, you will receive a confirmation email. You can use your email and password to access your registration at any time to make any necessary changes, coming back to it over a period of time as you are ready to confirm more detail.

Group Registration

If you are a group manager that is arranging registrations for delegates within your organisation, please click here to view registration instructions.

Registration Payment

A secure site is provided for online payment of your charges. This has its own section on the ‘dashboard’. The payment options are:

  • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express (please note credit cards attract a surcharge of 1.25% while American Express payments attact a surcharge of 2.95%)
  • Cheque (either personal or from your institute)
  • Direct debit (you will be emailed banking instructions upon application) An Australian Tax Invoice will be provided for all registrants once registered. You can reprint this and your receipt from your ‘dashboard’ at any time.

The ABN for the conference is 90 093 246 176. All rates quoted include GST and are in Australian dollars.

All online registrations are checked by the secretariat. If there is any query they will contact you. If you wish to make changes or additions after you have registered, return to your ‘dashboard’. The ‘dashboard’ also keeps a record of any abstract you have submitted.

ASN Events supports responsible use of on-line credit card transactions and reports suspected fraudulent activity to Federal police and the Immigration office.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will incur a "cancellation fee" of $100AUD if made in writing 30 days before the event begins. No refund is payable after that date but registrations can be transferred to substitute delegates without penalty.

Insurance

The Registration fee does not include insurance of any kind and the Conference Secretariat cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. Delegates are encouraged to make their own insurance arrangements to cover any loss caused by unforeseen delay, circumstance or cancellation.