The 14th Red Poll World Congress was held for three weeks, late October and early November, in Australia. There were participants from Kenya, Jamaica, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Australia. We got to see working cattle ranches, breeding studs, show cattle, feed yards, test stations and a wide variety of breeds as well as conditions that cattle are raised in Australia. It came as no surprise that the Red Poll breed figured in most of the commercial farms that we stopped at in both the lush south as well as the dry north. It is amazing how well the Red Poll does on very little feed during the dry season and still produce a calf every year. We had seminars and presentations along with a very knowledgeable people that were on the trip. I can truly say that I am smarter and have more ideas then I can possibly hope to achieve in my lifetime.