In conjunction with the 3rd International Ratite Science Symposium and ExpOstrich,The World Ostrich Congress (WOC) XII takes place in Madrid, Spain, from 14-16 October 2005. The programme for the World Ostrich Congress XII is almost complete and can be viewed at

The theme is ‘Voyage Through the World of Ostrich’ starting with the Americas, passing through Europe, Africa, Middle East and ending in Asia and Australasia. There are confirmed speakers from Spain, USA, Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Cyprus, Egypt, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China and Australia. If you want to know what is happening in ostrich around the world, then this is the place to be.

In addition to hearing about the various stages of development within the ostrich industry around the world, you can lean about the latest demands of supplying supermarkets, the advantages of the Austrian cooperative model, effects of heat stress in hot climates, genetic selection through performance recording, chick care and quality assurance programmes for improving skin quality.

If you book early for this congress before June 15, you will pay 225 euros+ 16% Spanish VAT (=261 euros) instead of 325 euros+16% Spanish VAT(=377 euros), if you pay after August 14, 2005. This is a saving of over 100 euros per person and is well worth the effort to book early. To register for the World Ostrich Congress please go to

For any other information about WOC XII, please contact

For information on the 3rd Ratite Science Symposium, please contact For information about exhibiting in ExpOstrich, please contact Eduardo Carbajo at To see other information about the event, please go to