2017 #GrowAngus Pre Conference Tour & Welcome Cocktail Party

April 4, 2017 9:34 am

Brought to you by Angus Youth

The Pre-Conference tour is to provide Angus Australia members with learning opportunities that are thought provoking, progressive and relevant to the fast-paced agribusiness realm in which we all operate.

This year’s tour will visit Murdeduke Agriculture, a diverse mixed farming property situated near Winchelsea Victoria and Genetics Australia, one of Australia’s largest artificial breeding suppliers to both the dairy and beef industries, located at Bacchus Marsh.

Murdeduke Agriculture

Located near Winchelsea in Victoria and owned by the Wilson Family, Murdeduke Agriculture comprises an Angus stud which is run in conjunction with an extensive prime lamb and cropping enterprise. In addition, Murdeduke also operates a free-range piggery, marketed under the popular brand, Otway Pork.

The visit will focus on the strengths, opportunities and challenges of running a multi-enterprise operation and the commercial drivers that ensure the success of each of these enterprises.

Genetics Australia

Located at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, Genetics Australia is a co-operative, owned by members who are also shareholders. Genetics Australia is one of Australia’s largest artificial breeding suppliers, supplying semen to both the dairy and beef industries.

The visit will include a tour through the Genetics Australia facilities, where attendees will have the opportunity to see the process involved in semen collection, testing, storage and transportation.

WHEN: Wednesday May 17th


8am Leave Ballarat
9.30am Arrive Murdeduke (Winchelsea)
Morning tea, kindly provided by Murdeduke Agriculture
12pm Leave Winchelsea
1pm Arrive Genetics Australia (Bacchus Marsh)
Lunch, kindly provided by Genetics Australia
5pm Leave Bacchus Marsh
6pm Arrive Ballarat
7pm #GrowAngus Welcome Cocktail evening
To be held at the Mercure Hotel. The function includes substantial finger food, with drinks available for purchase from the bar.Dress for the Welcome Function is cocktail.

NB. The tour will leave from Ballarat, with an option to leave from Melbourne if there are sufficient numbers.


Tour (Members) $55
Tour (non members) $75
Cocktail Party (members & non members) $60
Cocktail Party (Youth members) $55

Please include any special dietary requirements on your booking request form.

*Prices include GST