Tuesday, February 27 All Tuesday Events at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

  • 10 am – 6 pm Registration, Hotel Lobby
  • 1 pm – 8 pm Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 4 pm – 5:30 pm Federation of International Brangus Associations (FIBRA) Meeting
Welcome Reception
  • 6 pm – 8 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
  • 6:30 pm Houston Welcome from the Chamber of Commerce, International Brangus Breeders Association, and the Texas Department of Agriculture
  • 7 pm Music by Recording Artist John Baumann

 

Wednesday, February 28

  • 7 am – 6 pm Registration, Hotel Lobby
  • 8 am Board buses for Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University, 10 am – 4 pm, College Station (lunch included)
  • Guided tour of the Large Animal Veterinary Center
  • Meat science demonstration at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center
  • Tour of the Hildebrand Equine Complex
  • Beef Quality Assurance vaccine injection sight demonstration at the Beef Center
  • 5:30 pm Buses return from Texas A&M University
  • 6 pm – 8 pm Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7 pm Cocktail Hour

Free evening for participants to explore Houston

 

Thursday, March 1

  • 7:30 am – 4 pm Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7:30 am Breakfast in the Trade Show, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 8:30 am Participants line up for Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremony
  • 9 am World Brangus Congress Opening Ceremony, Legends Ballroom, Lobby Level
  • 9:30 am Keynote Speaker: Damian Mason “Ag Trends,Topics & Tomorrow”
  • 10:30 am Coffee & Tea Break in Trade Show, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 11 am Texas A&M University Clare Gill, PhD. “Genetics of Coat Color, Horned Status and Other Traits in Brangus Cattle”
  • 11:45 am Lunch – Informa Economics IEG David Williams “Global Cattle and Beef Outlook–2018 and Beyond”
  • 1 pm Livestock Genetic Services Owner John Genho “The Value of Single-Step Genetic Estimation of Genomic Enhanced EPDs”
  • 1:30 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Joe Paschal, PhD. “Adoption and Use of Technologies in Global Beef Production”
  • 2 pm Neogen GeneSeek Operations Ashby Green, DVM “Commercial Application of Breed Specific DNA Profiles”
  • 2:30 pm agFRONT.com Elisa Marquez, PhD. “Using Genomics to Sell More Genetics”
  • 3:30 pm Buses depart for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • 4 pm Genetic Edge Sale XXIII, NRG Center at the Livestock Show, Rooms 201-203
  • 6:45 pm RodeoHouston and Blake Shelton Concert, NRG Stadium

 

Friday, March 2

  • 7 am – 9 am Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7 am – 8 am Breakfast in Trade Show, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7:30 am-9:30 am Board bus to Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • 8 am International Brangus & Red Brangus Bull Shows (Ultra Bull Show to follow)
  • 2 pm- 3:30 pm Board buses to Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • 2 pm IBBA Annual Meeting, Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • 4 pm – 8 pm Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 6 pm Cocktail Hour for IBBA Awards Banquet
  • 7 pm – 10pm IBBA Awards Banquet

 

Saturday, March 3

  • 7:30 am – 9 am Trade Show Open, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7 am – 8:30 am Breakfast in Trade Show, Discovery Rooms A/B, Lobby Level
  • 7:30 am-9:30 am Board buses to Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • 8 am International Brangus & Red Brangus Female Shows (Ultra Female Show to follow)
  • 3 pm Board Buses to Royal Sonesta
Gala NightCowgirl/Cowboy Chic Attire
  • 6:30 pm Hors d’oeuvre’s and Cocktails
  • 7 pm World Brangus Show Results –P.J. Budler
  • 7:30 pm Sale of Champions Auction – Caesar Cantu
  • 8 pm The Gala Dinner and Entertainment by Chinatown–A Real Party Band :: Sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek

 

 

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