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2018 World Brahman Congress

November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 27, 2018 @ 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

8:20 – 9:10 AM – Andrés Arenas – Colombia: “El Brahman, Motor de la Productividad Ganadera En Colombia”; “The Brahman, Engine of Livestock Productivity in Colombia”
9:10 – 10:00 AM – Carlos Salvador Galinas – Mexico: “Alternativas de Manejo Para Reducir El Anestro Post-Parto de La Raza Cebú”; “Management Alternatives to Reduce Postpartum Anestrus of the Zebu Breed”
10:20 – 11:10 AM – Johann Ziestman – Zimbabwe: “La Selección del Ganado Debe Ser Simplifi cada”; “The Selection of Livestock Should be Simplifi ed”
11:10 – 1:00 PM – Panel Casos de Éxito Ganaderias Puras Potrero en Colombia; Panel Discussion – Success of Pure Breeds in the Pasturein Colombia. Director del Panel – Dr. Ariel Jimenez Rodriguez
1:00 – 2:00 PM – ALMUERZO; LUNCH
2:00 – 2:50 PM – Lee Leachman – USA: “Seleccinando, Desde el Nacimiento Hasta el Sacrifi cio Para Mayor Rentabilidad”; “Selecting for Greater Profi tability from Birth to Slaughter”
2:50 – 3:40 PM – Stephen Moore – Australia: “El Brahman Australiano, Líder en el Mercado Mundial de Producción de Carne de Bovinos del Trópico y Subtrópico”; “The Australian Brahman, Leader in the Global Market for the Production of Bovine
Meat From the Tropics and Subtropics”
4:00 – 4:50 PM – David Riley – USA:“Metilación de ADN, Otra Dimensión del Control Genético ¿Hay Oportunidades de Utilizarla en El Mejoramiento del Ganado Brahman?”; “Dna, Another Dimension of Genetic Control. Are There
Opportunities to Use it to Improve Brahman Cattle?”
4:50 – 6:30 PM – Panel Casos de Éxito Ganaderías Pura de Exposición en Colombia; Panel Discussion – Cases of Success Pure Breed Exposition in Colombia. Agropecuaria Francia & Lusitania – Juan Fernando Cadavid; Hacienda JM la Vittoriana – Jaime Maroso Pontiggia; Hacienda Garcia Abajo – Jairo Montes Díaz; Santiago Velez Garces – Hacienda Bruselas – Juan Santiago Velez; Director del Panel – Dr. German Gomez Serrano

Tuesday November 27

7:30 – 8:20 AM – Héctor Aricapa – Colombia: “Buenas Practicas en Manejo de Terneros”; “Best Management Practices for Calves”
8:20 – 9:10 AM – Lee Leachman – USA: “Diseñando la Vaca Ideal”; “Breeding the Ideal Cow”
9:30 – 10:20 AM – Johann Ziestman – Zimbabwe: “Fertilidad, Un Parametro de Selección Descuidado “; “Fertility: A Neglected Parameter”
10:20 – 11:10 AM – David Greg Riley – USA: “Nuevos Avances en la Investigación y el Desarrollo de la Raza Brahman en USA“; “New Advances in the Research and Development of the Brahman Breed in The United States”
11:10 – 1:00 PM – Panel Casos Exitosos de Ganaderias Extranjeras; Panel Discussion – Successful Cases of Foreign Livestock Ganadería de Brazil – Uberbrahman, Director del Panel – Dr. Andres Fernando Arenas Gamboa
1:00 – 2:00 PM – ALMUERZO; LUNCH
2:00 – 2:50 PM – Pablo Javier Caputi Aguirre: “El Futuro de la Ganaderia en America Del Sur”; “The Future of Livestock in South America”
2:50 – 3:40 PM – Carlos Salvador Galina – México: “Manejo Reproductivo de los Toros En Programa de Monta Natural”;
“Reproductive Management of Bulls in a Natural Mountain Program”
4:00 – 4:50 PM – Stephen Moore – Australia: “Secuenciación Del Brahman Australiano, Una Visión De La Diversidad De Razas”; “Australian Brahman, A Vision Of The Diversity Of Breed”

Thursday November 29

8:00-10:00 AM – World Brahman Federation Meeting. – Hotel Dann, Asturias Room, 12th floor

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


Travel with the comfort of LOS MÓVILES Official Transport:

 Avalaible from November 24 to December 2 during the XIX World Brahman Congress & Feria Nacional de Cebú in Bucaramanga, Colombia!
Prices range from $4 to $11. For more information Call: 57-312-522-1009 | 57-322-814-0030 | 57-311-481-0337.


November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am
November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Via Giron #Km 6
Bucaramanga, Girón Santander 680003 Colombia
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