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Secure your discounted tickets to LambEx

12 June 2024

LambEx is back for the first time since 2018, and with early bird prices until 30 June, now is the perfect time to get your tickets.

The world’s biggest sheep, lamb, and wool forum will see people from across the supply chain converge in Adelaide from 7–9 August for a jam-packed itinerary.

MLA Adoption and Commercial Services Group Manager Sarah Strachan said that after such a long hiatus, LambEx24 is an event that shouldn’t be missed.

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“This large-scale forum is a great opportunity for producers to hear about the outcomes of some of MLA’s project investments and what they can take home to implement on their own property.”

Across the three-day event, LambEx will feature seminars, tech talks, competitions, and a major trade show, with MLA’s new Managing Director Michael Crowley taking to the stage to discuss his plans for the future of MLA.

Social activities will begin and wrap up the day, including a welcome function, morning run hosted by Fat Farmers, and a gala dinner event.

As a major sponsor of the event, MLA is eager to showcase the range of technologies and insights that have emerged in the last six years, including big advancements in the genetics, carbon, and sustainability spaces.

“Since the last LambEx, there have been some real shifts such as the exponential growth of genomics in the genetic space.”

“That’s something we probably wouldn’t have even talked about in 2018, and now it’s part of our everyday discussions and how we have growing options for commercial and seedstock producers to use genetics in their business,” Sarah said.

Producers will also have the opportunity to witness the impact Meat Standards Australia (MSA) is having on the Australian sheep industry.

“MSA will be able to show the eating quality merit of every single carcase that’s coming through the LambEx Carcase Competition,” Sarah said.

“The combination of MSA at processors and eID (electronic identification) being rolled out means we’ll be able to get individual carcase feedback to producers, which has never happened before.”

Something for every producer

Sarah said the Adelaide conference will be a worthwhile one, with something for every producer.

“Given Australia is such a large exporter of lamb and sheepmeat, it’s important we have connections along the whole supply chain from producers to processors and get an understanding of what customers around the world value, and how we can deliver that.”

“Having that market insight of how decisions made on-farm can result in a better product is really beneficial,” Sarah said.

“Our goal for LambEx is for producers to get back to the farm, wake up the next day and say ‘Right, I want to get involved in that’, whether it’s one of our adoption programs or workshops, or they’ve been given a tool or resource to take home and get started on.”

Register to attend before 30 June to save $250 off the standard registration price