ALCA AGM to be held in New Zealand

August 21, 2018

3rd – 4th November 2018

This year the ALCA AGM & Conference will be held at the Commodore Airport Hotel, 449 Memorial Ave. in Christchurch, New Zealand. A bus tour of some surrounding Lowline studs has been organized for Sunday 4th November, the day after the AGM.

All members, Australian, New Zealand & international, are cordially invited to attend what will be a really interesting event organized by the NZ South Island Promotion Group. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our New Zealand Lowline members & see how they operate their farms in a different climate zone. It will also be an opportunity to meet our New Zealand counterparts face-to-face.

Day One – Saturday 3rd November

12 noon — Meet and greet / registrations and lunch

1 p.m. — Breed conference with speakers:

  • Monique Koning – The impact of mycoplasma bovis in N.Z.
  • Professor Dr. Pablo Gregorini – Aspects of beef production
  • Johanna Scott – The transition to SNP from Microsatellite DNA

3 p.m. Afternoon Tea

3.30 p.m. Annual General Meeting of ALCA

4.30 p.m. Council meeting

6.30 p.m. Meet for conference dinner at 7 p.m.


Day Two – Sunday 4th November

Stud tour by luxury coach (on-board toilet) departing and returning to the Commodore on Memorial Avenue.

Departure 8 a.m.

The 310 km tour will take about 9 hours, but only half of that will be travelling, the rest of the time on farm.

You will travel through back roads and on main highways, across the mountain gorge bridges of two of the biggest rivers on the South Island and through plains farmland serviced by some of the biggest irrigation schemes in New Zealand.

Lunch is included.

You will visit

  • Woolstone Park Lowline Stud – Philip and Kay Worthington, Rangiora
  • Flat Hills Lowline Stud – Monique Koning and Ron Uitdewilligen, Hororata
  • Ashmore Lowline Stud – Gordon and Debbie Guthrie, Ashburton
  • Araawa Lowline Stud – Kevin and Penny Harmer, Dunsandel

Commodore Airport Hotel

The conference venue is 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and has a free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport (plus indoor pool and sauna if you want.)

We have obtained a special conference rate and the hotel is holding rooms for us at those special rates which will apply from Thursday 1st November until Monday 5th November (departure Tuesday 6th). Detailed descriptions of room types and facilities can be viewed at on the hotel’s website


ALCA Conference rates:

Premium room: $201.00 including breakfast per room per night.

Business level: $251.00 including breakfast per room per night.

These special rates are in NZ dollars and include all applicable taxes and will be available until September 30th or until the allocation of rooms has been filled. Any bookings taken after this time will be taken subject to room availability and at the best available rate.




Please email or call +64 (03) 358-8129

(Freephone NZ 0508 266 663 / Aust. 1800 628 357) and quote our conference booking reference:


Registration Forms for attending this event are available from Carole Johns at the ALCA Office

Registrations close Sunday 30th September Send completed registrations to:

Late registrations will incur a $20 pp admin fee.