New for 2020 is this fabulous trip to Mongolia and China with agronomist Mark Lucas who has a great reputation for leading tours that provide an interesting insight into agriculture in other countries. Visiting both Inner and Outer Mongolia, the tour takes in sheep and cattle operations in the Mongolian Grasslands, plus a range of technical visits highlighting animal genetics, production and breeding, as well as technological advances with sustainable energy. The Naadam Festival, a traditional festival in Mongolia and an expression of nomadic culture with horse-racing, archery and wrestling, is sure to be a highlight and then there’s the Three Gorges Dam – a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River and has been the world’s largest power station since 2012. Cultural visits include the Terracotta Warriors in Xián, the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Great Wall of China. This is an amazing itinerary so book early to avoid disappointment.
– The Three Gorge Project – A hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River in China
– State of the art technological advances with sustainable energy
– Nadaam Festival in Mongolia – a traditional Festival of Nomadic Culture and games including wrestling, horse racing, and archery
– The Terracotta Warriors of Xian
– The Great Wall of China – a masterpiece of restoration with 23 watchtowers
– Technical visits highlighting animal genetics, production and breeding
Your Tour Escort - Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas, the principal of Pasture Agronomy Service, is a highly-regarded agronomist/consultant based in Tumut NSW. He is widely accepted as an innovator and largely responsible for the adoption of pasture direct drilling and tetraploid ryegrass in southern NSW and Victoria. He is also the co-principal of Reiland Angus at Tumut (founded in 1973), which sells 180 bulls per annum and exports heifers to China and Russia. Over 1400 registered and commercial cows are run to produce feeder steers and breeding females. Mark is well travelled and together with Quadrant Australia, he has led a number of study tours focusing on pasture improvement and cattle, to South America, Russia and New Zealand.