While for many of us, travel evokes dreams of trips to far-flung destinations, it’s worth remembering that our own backyard offers some epic travel experiences too, as well as incredible learning opportunities. With the whole gamut of travel experiences from scorching deserts to tropical rainforests, pristine lakes and remote farmland, a tour through Australia may […]
Is there anywhere in the world you can dress up like a cowboy and shout “yee-haa” and not attract strange looks? The Calgary Stampede is perhaps the only place you’ll get away with it and it’s a bucket-list location that tops off one of our best-loved USA and Canada tours. Coming from a fourth-generation sheep […]
North Australia Queensland’s gulf has over the years accumulated a well-deserved reputation for hard country, hard men and hard cattle and it’s mostly true. If the cattle survived it was almost by good luck as they battled drought, floods, ticks, disease and duffers (rustlers for those who don’t know Aussie slang). I partly grew up […]
Beef Central: Wagyu tour: Hokkaido beef plant sets high standards for yield, traceability, food safety
While Japan’s single largest beef processing plant may be modest in size compared with many in Australia, what it lacks in scale it makes up for in attention to detail, precision and a heavy focus on traceability and food safety. Read the full article on Beef Central here. Article by Jon Condon, 02 September 2017.
Watching individual high-quality Wagyu carcasses sell for the equivalent of $17,000 Australian left an indelible impression on the Australian Wagyu tour group on the first day of their 2017 study tour to Japan today. Read the full article in Beef Central here. Article by Jon Condon, 31 August 2017.
Almost 40 Australian beef industry stakeholders with an interest in Wagyu cattle leave for Japan out of Sydney this morning, on a two-week study tour designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the Japanese Wagyu supply chain. Read the full article from Beef Central here. Article by Jon Condon, 30 August 2017
Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) in conjunction with Quadrant Australia is pleased to offer you the chance to join the Wagyu Trade Mission to Japan. Departing Australia late August, the trade mission includes not only the 2017 Wagyu Show at Sendai, but also the highlights of Tokyo, Japan’s capital, and the cultural centre of Kyoto. The […]
In the days of the internet and online bookings many people are asking the question, why should I use a travel agent? Who do you call when a volcano erupts and your flight is cancelled? What do you do if your hotel has burnt down when you arrive? These are all real stories from travellers […]
One of NSW’s most innovative pasture agronomists Mark Lucas will lead a specialist agriculture tour to the USA focused on agronomy technology and beef production. The 18-day, fully escorted PAS Stellar USA Tour is from June 18 to July 5, and visits leading integrated agricultural businesses and research institutes in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Seattle and […]
Join Ross Keane on a Quadrant Agricultural Tour of South America in October South America is an Agricultural Powerhouse, and in 3 weeks we get to experience a snapshot of this continent. We get to visit the southern part of Chile for a couple of days, which receives approximately 1.2 mtrs of rain every winter. […]
If you’re after a unique cultural experience, then Vietnam fits the bill. Travellers on our Famers Tour to Vietnam in November, get the chance to visit Vietnam to experience the country’s vibrant culture, its food, history and its people. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the contrast of tranquil villages with the bustling cities of Hanoi […]
This tour will be travelling around the British Isles at the height of summer, when the countryside is flourishing, hedgerow-bound crops are being harvested, and skies are usually sunniest. Agricultural events will be in full swing and the tour will visit the UK’s best show, the Royal Welsh, and enjoy lunch with the judges and […]
The overseas Quadrant Ag Tours attract principally people who make their living off the land. They are generally all Farmers and Graziers from all over Australia and New Zealand, both big and small operations, some straight cropping or grazing, others more diversified. We seem to always have some Dairy Farmers, Woolgrowers, Fat Lamb Producers, Beef […]
A trip to the far north of Europe combining the countries of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland provides a wonderful insight into Scandinavia. It was also interesting to end our travels with a few days in St Petersburg, Russia – a chance to explore a little of Scandinavia’s gigantic neighbour.
Ireland and UK were prominently represented in the 2013 Melbourne Cup; their home-trained horses filling second and third placings. Those participants on the 2012 UK/France Thoroughbred Racing Tour will recall the affection and attention that we gave Red Cadeaux at his trainer’s La Grange Stables in Newmarket, England. The chestnut galloper is trained by Ed Dunlop, who was very proud to show off Red Cadeaux to us. We also saw (and patted) Ed’s wonderful world travelled Group One filly Snow Fairy at La Grange Stables, who was retired to stud last year.
A Quadrant agricultural tour to China will provide you with a mixed and perhaps even a confused understanding.
You will see a diversity of agricultural production enterprises and systems which are extremely interesting and informative. You will also see opportunity everywhere you look, but behind all of that you will see possible threats due to the potential that a large population and endeavour can deliver. First the diversity. China is a very capable producer of dairy products cereals, tea, sheep and wool, beef cattle, silk, a vast array of vegetables and all types of fruit. All production is intense in one form or another either intense in labour and / or intensively produced on small acreage operations.
South African agriculture is rich in diversity thanks to its climate and range of environments. Whether it be the vast open fields of maize in the centre of the country to irrigated dairy and strawberry farms in the south, there is certainly a variety of ecosystems and agricultural enterprises to experience.
Ireland and UK have some of the laziest sheep in the world. In fact the Quadrant tour group were starting to wonder if they were born legless. Irrespective of breed, days seem to consist of: open eyes reluctantly, stretch neck out just far enough, bite off a few mouthfuls then fall back to sleep. The fat-as-mud cattle weren’t much more energetic. Everything has grubby knees from constant sitting. This part of the European Union has no excuse for meat that isn’t tender.
Quadrant Australia’s USA Beef Tour is one of the most popular this company runs. The tour travels through the US States of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska as well as North and South Dakota, before going into Alberta Canada for the Calgary Stampede.
Eastern Canada is known for its spectacular natural beauty and rich farm land, which makes it a perfect destination for the Quadrant agricultural group visiting in June this year when the snow has melted, the weather is beautiful and views are spectacular!