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2018 World Brahman Congress

November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6


The World Brahman Congress is celebrating its 19th Anniversary and Colombia has the honor of being the official headquarters. From November 24 to December 2, the Events Center and Exhibitions of Bucaramanga, Cenfer, will open its doors to more than two thousand domestic and foreign visitors, who are interested in learning techniques for improving the Brahman breed in the country.

During these dates they will offer visits to domestic ranches, conferences by foreign experts and a space for testimonial panels where success stories of national and international herds will be exhibited.

Their group of speakers is made up by important international personalities of the livestock industry. Scientists, university professors, researchers, agronomists and ethologists will meet to share innovative ideas with the attendee’s, future trends for livestock and advice in how to reach high standards of competitiveness in matters of genetics, reproduction and nutrition of the Brahman breed.


DR. HÉCTOR ARICAPA – University of Caldas, Colombia
DR. JOHANN ZIESTMAN – University of Pretoria, Sudáfrica.
DR. STEPHEN MOORE – University of New South Wales.
DR. LEE LEACHMAN – Harvard University
DR. PABLO JAVIER CAPUTI – University of the Republic, Uruguay
DR. DAVID RILEY – Texas A&M University
DR. CARLOS GALINA HIDALGO – National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) | Royal Veterinary College, London, England

From Nov. 24th to 25th you can visit national cattle ranches in 3 different areas of Colombia: 1) Santander, 2) Córdoba and 3) Magdalena Medio, each one of those tours have a different cost of the Congress and you can choose the area where you want to go, please consider that they have limited places per each trip.

Santander  November 24 – Day 1

-Leave from Hotel Bucaramanga
– Visit to Hacienda Agua Linda
– Visit to Hacienda Campo Alegre
– Stay a night in Hotel San Alberto Cesar

November 25 – Day 2

– Visit to Hacienda Maracaibo
– Visit to Hacienda Cabezas
– Back to Hotel in Bucaramanga

Córdoba November 24 – Day 1

-Leave from Airport Palo Negro
– Bucaramanga
– Visit to Hacienda Francia & Lusitania
– Stay a night in Hotel Montería

November 25 – Day 2

– Visit to Ganadería La Vittoriana
– Visit to Ganadería El Alivio
– Back to Bucaramanga

Magdalena Medio November 24 – Day 1

– Leave from Hotel Bucaramanga
– Visit to Hacienda Las Américas
– Visit to Hacienda Monterrey
– Stay a night in a Hotel (name coming soon)

November 25 – Day 2

– Visit to Hacienda San Juan de Bedouth
– Visit to Hacienda El Paraíso
– Back to Bucaramanga


Monday November 26

6:00 – 8:00 AM – ACREDITACIÓN
8:20 – 9:10 AM – Andrés Arenas “El Brahman, motor de la productividad ganadera en Colombia”
9:10 – 10:00 AM – Carlos Salvador Galinas “Alternativa de manejo para reducir el anestro post-parto de las razas cebuinas”
10:20 – 11:10 AM – Johann Ziestman “La selección del ganado debe ser simplificada. Fertilidad: un parámetro descuidado”
11:10 – 1:00 PM – Panel Casos de éxito Ganaderias puras potrero.
1:00 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH
2:00 – 2:50 PM – Lee Leachman

  • “Seleccinando para mayor rentabilidad desde el nacimiento hasta el sacrificio”
  • “Nuevos Avances en la invetigacion y el desarrollo de la raza Brahman en EEUU”

2:50 – 3:40 PM – Stephen Moore “El brahman columna vertebral del liderazgo australiano en el mercado mundial de la carne”
4:00 – 4:50 PM – Pablo Javier Caputi Aguirre “El futuro de la ganaderia en America del Sur”
4:50 – 6:30 PM – Panel Casos de éxito Ganaderías Pura de Exposición.

Tuesday November 27

7:30 – 8:20 AM – Héctor Aricapa “Best management practices for calves”
8:20 – 9:10 AM – Lee Leachman “Selecting for more profitability from birth until slaughter”
9:30 – 10:20 AM – Johann Ziestman “Fertility: a neglected parameter”
10:20 – 11:10 AM – David Greg Riley “New advances in the research and development of the Brahman breed in The United States”
11:10 – 1:00 PM – Success stories of international cattle raising
1:00 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH
2:00 – 3:40 PM – Carlos Salvador Galina
4:00 – 4:50 PM – Stephen Moore “Genomics selection of Brahman cattle”

From November 28th to December 2nd the World Brahman Congress will have their 71° National Zebu Fair where you can see exhibition, cattle judging and sale.

Click Here to view the Schedule of the Show!

The registration cost to the Congress is US$500 and includes:

– Admission to all academic conferences and panels
– Taxes
– Opening ceremony
– Congress material
– Snacks and lunches
– Closing ceremony
– Certificate of participation
This registration cost has a discount: -15% until April 30, -10% until June 30 and -5% until August 30




November 24 @ 8:00 am
November 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Via Giron #Km 6
Bucaramanga, Girón Santander 680003 Colombia
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