Australian Cotton Trade Show
August 5-6 Crossing Theatre Grounds, Narrabri
Following consultation with growers, exhibitors and key industry bodies we have changed the timing and location of the 2015 Australian Cotton Trade Show. The event will be held at Narrabri on the Crossing Theatre grounds 5-6 August, 2015. It will be staged in association with the Cotton Australia AGM, the Cotton Collective Industry Forums and the Cotton Industry Awards. It will also showcase the Australian Cotton Fibre Expo.
These major industry events have been brought together to alternate with the Australian Cotton Conference which is held every second year in early August on the Gold Coast.
The industry has changed and so must we:
In the 20 years since the launch of the Cotton Trade Show concept there have been significant changes within the Australian Cotton Industry. When we first staged the event the last week in May was ideal timing - the vast majority of the crop had been picked; growers were considering their purchasing options prior to the end of the financial year; and cotton was predominantly a mono-crop for most growers so winter grain planting windows were not an issue.
The modern industry is picking cotton later and growers have greater crop diversity. The August timing better reflects the changed nature of the industry. The relocation to Narrabri will allow for the sharing of facilities among all the industry participants over the one week at the one venue.
The dual emphasis on cotton and its associated rotation crops has been maintained and we will be looking to take advantage of the cotton and grain research and plant breeding facilities in the immediate area.
Update 7 July:
We are four weeks out from the 2015 Australian Cotton Trade Show. The cotton harvest is all but complete and has gone very well with record yields and good quality. Prices are still at a healthy $500 per bale and can be hedged out into 2016 at this money or even a little better.
Recent good rain in most growing areas has seen moderate inflows into the major supply dams and some growers have been able to pump into on-farm storages. The rain has been particularly timely for all the winter grain rotations and has improved the subsoil moisture profile for planting the 2016 cotton crop.
Preparations for the trade show and the other cotton industry events are all going very well. Please see on this page:
Accommodation in Narrabri:
There are few, if any, motel rooms left in Narrabri over the trade show period - see the Accommodation Guide at www.visitnarrabri.com.au An alternative option is the Civeo Narrabri Village which was purpose built in the town to service the mines in the region. The rooms are of a high standard with ensuite and the quoted single trade show rate for this accommodation is $119.00 per night - this includes hot breakfast, dinner and a crib lunch.
Contact - Brian O'Connell
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