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.


19th World Brahman Congress – Bucaramanga, Colombia

The 19th Brahman World Congress will be hosted in Bucaramanga from November 24 – December 2nd at the Events Center and Exhibitions of Bucaramanga, Cenfer. Over 2,000 national and foreign visitors are expected to attend. During this week they will have the opportunities to tour farms, hear from experts through speeches as while as learning about a variety of topics through panels.


Speakers include:

Mr. Lee Leachman – Manager of Leachman Cattle Co of Colorado, USA

Dr. Pablo Javier Caputi – Director of the Directorate of Information and Economic Analysis of the National Meat Institute of Uruguay

Dr. Andres Arenas – ASOCEBU Colombia

Dr. David Riley – Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A & M University

Dr. Carlos Galina Hidalgo – Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the UNAM

Mr. Héctor Aricapa – Director of the Diagnostic Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology and Professor of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Caldas

Mr. Johann Zietsman – University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Stephen Moore – Director of the Animal Center of the Queensland Alliance Research Institute for Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland

There will also be three different panels featuring a variety of experts that will share tips in order to increase the productivity of your herd.

The cost of registration for the Congress is $500.00 per person and includes admission to all academic conferences and panels, taxes, opening ceremony, congress material, snacks and lunches, closing ceremony, and certificate of participation. There is also a 5% discount if you register prior to August 30th.

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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:

1982 Rockhampton, Australia 2004 Merida, Yucatan
1984 Houston, Texas 2006 Medellin, Colombia
1986 Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa 2008 Fort Worth, Texas
1988 Cartagena, Colombia 2010 Uberaba, Brazil
1990 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2012 Panama City, Panama
1992 Veracruz, Mexico 2014 Parys, South Africa
1994 Panama City, Panama 2016 Queensland, Australia
1996 Maracaibo, Venezuela 2018 Bucaramanga, Colombia
1998 Pereira, Colombia 2020 Asuncion, Paraguay
2000 Pretoria, South Africa 2022 Merida, Yucatan
2002 Rockhampton, Australia 2024 United States

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.