Pre Conference Tours

Tour 1 - Meat Processing

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020 – 7.30am to 2pm : : This event is hosted by the JBS and Scotts Technology. It is designed to provide you with….TBA need blurb.

This tour is $TBA

Transport:  A bus will be departing the Melbourne Showgrounds at 8.00am. Please arrive by 7.30am to check in and grab a coffee! A late morning tea will be served. Delegates will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds at 2.00pm ahead of the Tech Talks, Exhibition and Welcome Festival.

Tour 2 - Fibre

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020 – 7.30am to 2pm : : This event is hosted by the Australian Wool Network. It is designed to provide you with….TBA need blurb.

This tour is $TBA

Transport:  A bus will be departing the Melbourne Showgrounds at 8.00am. Please arrive by 7.30am to check in and grab a coffee! A late morning tea will be served. Delegates will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds at 2.00pm ahead of the Tech Talks, Exhibition and Welcome Festival.

Tour 3 - Science

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020 – 8.00am to 2.15pm : : This event is hosted by the AgriBio at LaTrobe University. Delegates will hear from world-leading scientists about their research as well as seeing their world-class multi-omics and advanced bioscience computer facilities, and how these are used in research to achieve productivity and biosecurity outcomes.

The AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience is Australia’s premier state-of-the-art agribioscience facility. Located at La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus in Bundoora, the Centre is also the Victorian Government’s main facility for the identification, control and prevention of animal plant diseases and pests.

This tour is $TBA

Transport:  A bus will be departing the Melbourne Showgrounds at 8.00am. Please arrive by 7.30am to check in and grab a coffee! A late morning tea will be served. Delegates will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds at 2.00pm ahead of the Tech Talks, Exhibition and Welcome Festival.

Tour 3 - Retail

Paddock to Plate

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 – 7.30am to 2pm : : This event is hosted by the Fowels Winery will showcase exactly what restaurateurs are after when it comes to creating their culinary magic. Delegates will get a chance to speak with Head Chef of Fowels Wines about what consumers want and what the hospitality industry needs. Followed by a short tour of the grounds, a wine tasting will allow delegates an opportunity to taste the in-house selection before feasting on lunch featuring seasonal, local produce.   

This tour is $TBA

Transport:  A bus will be departing the Melbourne Showgrounds at 8.00am. Please arrive by 7.30am to check in and grab a coffee! A late morning tea will be served. Delegates will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds at 2.30pm ahead of the Tech Talks, Exhibition and Welcome Festival. Tour is permitted only for those 18 years and older.

Open site - PGG Wrightson Seeds

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020- Tour one 9.30-10.30am & tour two 11.00am-12.00pm. 

From their research facility near Ballarat, Victoria, PGG Wrightson Seeds run Australia’s largest private network of pasture variety evaluation trials aimed at delivering producers improved pasture varieties.  Ballarat is relatively high rainfall so focuses on species such as Perennial, Italian and Annual ryegrass, Continental cocksfoot and tall fescue, forage brassicas and Lucerne.  At its network of lower rainfall locations, the firm focuses on deep rooted perennial species such as Phalaris, Hispanic cocksfoot and Mediterranean tall fescue and Subterranean clovers.  Grazing animals are involved at all stages of the breeding process and an associated animal performance site at Ballarat allows the collection of ‘proof of concept’ animal weight gain data on a range of new products.

This tour is free and limited to 30 people per time slot. To reserve your spot please do so via the registration process or contact the conference organiser.

Transport:  No transportation will be provided. Delegates are to make their own way to the site and to the Melbourne Showgrounds following the tour.

Open site - Australian Lamb Co.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020- Tour one 9.30-10.15am & tour two 10.30-11.15am 

Open access to Australia’s largest single site small stock operatiors. See new technologies in the process sector. Need more info….

This tour is free and limited to 30 people per time slot. To reserve your spot please do so via the registration process or contact the conference organiser.

Transport:  No transportation will be provided. Delegates are to make their own way to the site and to the Melbourne Showgrounds following the tour.