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2016 ABGA Field Day & AGM

2016 Annual General Meeting


The dates for the Field Day and 2016 AGM are:

  • Field day – Friday, 14 October,
  • Farm visits – Sunday, 16 October
  • Forum, AGM and dinner – Saturday, 15 October, and

Orange has a wine festival starting 16 October 2016 for one week and an Ag Fair starting 22 October 2016 for two weeks. Some breeders may wish to stay on for part of the wine festival. It looks very interesting with master classes and all manner of activities for the everyday wine lover. There is also lovely boutique accommodation for those who like to spend a small fortune on accommodation which may or may not be already booked.


Central Caleula Motorlodge
60 Summer Street
Orange  NSW  2800
P: 02 6362 7699

20 rooms have been reserved, being a combination of single, twin share and doubles. Breakfast is not included in the cost of the room. Breakfast can either be room service or in the restaurant. 

Continental breakfast is $14

Full breakfast is $20

Current prices for accommodation can be accessed at but prices are as follows:

  • Deluxe queen single – $124
  • Deluxe queen double – $142
  • Executive queen single – $142
  • Executive queen double – $157

Please mention that you are attending the ABGA AGM when booking.

Field Day

The field day will be the property of John Blackwood. It will start at 9.30 for a 10am sharp start on Friday, 14 October, break for lunch (during which if we are fortunately enough John Blackwood may give an impromptu talk about his organic structure and his methods and techniques), to finish around 3.30 to 4. Catering will be by CWA or CFS. Numbers will be limited on a first come first served basis.

Topics will include:

  • a demonstration of washing, blowing and clipping,
  • why clip,
  • structure,
  • fitting,
  • ringcraft,
  • ettiquette in the ring,
  • nutrition,
  • plus titbits on the side throughout the day.

This will be open to schools in the area including a couple of disabled children who are quite capable and the other Associations. There will be a booklet available to be bought for $35 which will give a comprehensive overview of the day and the funds will go back to further education

Forum and AGM

Forum:  11am

Lunch:  1pm

AGM:  2.30pm

Parking is available at the rear of the conference venue

Lunch will be served in the conference room being gourmet open sandwiches with cured meats, seafood and salad, with a fresh seasonal fruit platter, freshly brewed coffee, orange juice and a selection of teas at $18 per person (attending members to purchase lunch)

Dinner:  6.30pm

Cost is $52 per person
Meals are an alternate drop and are served with bread rolls and tea/coffee
It is a fully licensed cash bar so each member will be responsible for their own drinks

The menu is:

Main course:

Salmon fillet, asparagus, potato gratin, cafe de Paris butter
Beef tenderloin, mushroom and prosciutto ragu, red wine jus


French lemon tart, double cream, raspberry coulis
Bailey’s creme brulee, almond biscotti, strawberry confit

Farm Visits in the area on the Sunday – details to be sent with the Notice of AGM

Getting to Orange

There are regular flights to Orange.

Distance and times to travel by road

From Sydney and the East

From Sydney and the east, travel to Bathurst and take the Mitchell Highway

From Dubbo and the North

From Dubbo and the north travel along the Mitchell Highway

From Parkes, Forbes and the North-West

From Parkes, Forbes and the north-west travel on the Escort Way

From Grenfell, Cowra, Canowindra, Cargo and the West

From Grenfell, Cowra, Canowindra, Cargo and the west travel on the Cargo Road.


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Contact details are as follows:

Keryn Hutton
Phone: 02 6773 3243