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2010 - Albania

The 2010 World Jersey Cattle Bureau Annual Council Meeting will be held in Albania, with Tours in Albania & Greece 

Registration for this meeting and tour has now closed with 56 delegates attending.

 

An extract from the Minutes of the WJCB Annual Council Meeting, held 1st July 2009 in Syracuse, NY, USA
Derrick Frigot circulated a brochure outlining the programme for the meetings, which had been developed with the help of Peter Larson. The program would run from 30th May to the 9th June commencing in Tirana and travelling through the country visiting herds, villages and historical sights. The Albanian association, ALDA Jersey, will be arranging the countries’ first Jersey show and the program will provide many opportunities to get to know this fascinating country. The party will cross the boarder into Greece visiting a new dairy factory and surrounding herds specialising in Jersey milk and finishing in Athens.
He reported that he had recently visited the country to meet the hosts and reconnoitre the proposed programme. Albania has some 16,000 pure bred Jerseys with a further 100,000 cross breds, although the herds are very small by international standards, he had no doubt that the Bureau meetings would support the already infectious enthusiasm for the breed present in the country. The delegate price would be in the region of £1,000 for the 10 day programme which would be very interesting and different.

Provisional itinerary

Sunday 30th May
- Arrival in Tirana (the capital of Albania) during the day.
- Evening welcome party at Tirana International Hotel, Tirana. The hotel is situated in the Scanderbeg Square in the centre of Tirana and is very close to the National History Museum and the National Art Gallery.
- Overnight: Tirana International Hotel

Monday 31st May
- WJCB Council Meeting during the morning.
- Visit to Kruja Castle, with lunch on the way.
- Traditional Albanian Dinner.
- Overnight: Tirana International Hotel

Tuesday 1st June
- Morning departure for Shkoder, a historical town in northern Albania.
- Herd visits in the Shkoder area, followed by a visit to Shkroda Castle.
- Return to Tirana for dinner.
- Overnight: Tirana International Hotel

Wednesday 2nd June
- Morning departure to the Elbasan area and the village of Xibraka.
- Attend the Jersey show with cattle from the surrounding villages.
- This will be a relaxing day with the local breeders, including visits to their homes and lunch at the show.
- Dinner at Elbasani Castle.
- Overnight: Univers Hotel, Elbasan

Thursday 3rd June
- Departure from Elbasan to visit a dairy plant in Lushnje.
- Continue to Berat, one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Albania which is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
- Travel to Vlore to meet local officials and overnight stay.
- Overnight: Independent Hotel, Vlore

Friday 4th June
- Departure for the coastal city of Sarande with lunch on the way at Himara city.
- In the evening: WJCB Council Meeting.
- Overnight: Hotel Mediterrane, Sarande

Saturday 5th June
- Departure for Butrint in the southern part of Albania.
- Spend a few hours discovering this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Travel across the border to Greece.
- Overnight: Ioannina, Greece

Sunday 6th June
- Two herd visits and one visit to a dairy plant, specialising in Jersey dairy products.
- Overnight: Larissa

Monday 7th June
- Departure for Athens through the beautiful Greek landscape.
- Arrival in Athens in the afternoon.
- Overnight: Athens

Tuesday 8th June
- Sightseeing in Athens.
- Overnight: Athens

Wednesday 9th June
- Departure

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