World Brahman Congress
The World Brahman Congress was established to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between breeders and users of the Brahman breed, to enhance the position of Brahman cattle on a world wide spectrum, and to strengthen the relationships that exist between Brahman breeders throughout the world.
17th World Brahman Congress – Parys, South Africa
The Brahman Breeders’ Society of South Africa in association with neighboring countries hosted the 17th Brahman World Congress from 6 – 11 April 2014 at Khaya iBhubesi Conference Venue and the Afri-Dome in Parys, Free State Province. International visitors from 70 countries gathered to watch 850 head of cattle exhibited. South African judges, Jan Bosman and Wayne Porter judged the red Brahman show; and Burnie Staal and Schalk Erlank judged the grey Brahman Show.
Post Congress Tour
The Congress offered attendees the option to pre and post Congress tours, which included visits to some of the most pristine wildlife areas in South Africa, as well as leading Brahman Breeders. Armelinda Ibarra, ABBA’s International liaison, illustrates each day’s travels, extraordinary experiences, and the lifelong memories made during the ABBA Post WBC Tour to Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga, South Africa on April 11-18,2014.
World Brahman Congresses are established at the annual meeting of the World Brahman Federation at which time member countries have an opportunity to submit a proposal to host this event in the future. The history of the WBC is as follows:
|WORLD BRAHMAN CONGRESS LOCATIONS:|
|1982||Rockhampton, Australia||2000||Pretoria, South Africa|
|1984||Houston, Texas||2002||Rockhampton, Australia|
|1986||Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa||2004||Merida, Yucatan|
|1988||Cartagena, Colombia||2006||Medellin, Colombia|
|1990||Buenos Aires, Argentina||2008||Fort Worth, Texas|
|1992||Veracruz, Mexico||2010||Uberaba, Brazil|
|1994||Panama City, Panama||2012||Panama City, Panama|
|1996||Maracaibo, Venezuela||2014||Parys, South Africa|
The World Brahman Federation is the global organization that is comprised of Brahman associations from member countries. The objectives of this organization are:
- To preserve, imporve and enhance the status of the Brahman breed around the world.
- To foster better relations between member associations.
- To promote the Brahman breed and its use in all areas of the world.
- To provide a forum for establishing host countries for future World Brahman Congresses.
- To exchange scientific and technical information among all members.