President of the World Federation of Merino Breeders (WFMB), Robert Ashby, has announced that Merino SA (the South African Merino breeders’ society) will host the 9th World Merino Conference in 2014.

Tentative dates are April 28 to May 1 and it is expected that the conference will be held at Stellenbosch in the Western Cape region, 60 kilometres east of Cape Town.

With a formal announcement expected shortly, Robert Ashby said “Many will remember the very successful 3rd World Merino Conference of 1990 that was held in Pretoria, South Africa.

“I’m confident another conference in that country would be very well organised and exciting and I look forward to advising final confirmation.”

Further announcements will be made in the media regarding the programme, registration, tours and speakers.