Author: Rebecca Jeisman

Young Guns drive strong future for industry at LambEx 2018

Three outstanding young representatives from the lamb, sheep and wool industry were announced today as the winners of the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition, in Perth, Western Australia, today. High School category winner Lindsay Brown, Yanco Agricultural High School, New South Wales; Undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and PhD category winner Jamie Nykiel, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA; and Career Professional winner Danila Marini, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, were named as the overall winners from a strong line-up of nine finalists in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition. The aim of the competition is to recognise and encourage young and upcoming industry professionals, producers and scientists to consider building a career in the Australian lamb industry. The competition has helped support participants by providing training in relevant areas, developing their communication and networking skills, and giving them valuable industry contacts. The nine competition finalists travelled to LambEx 2018 in Perth and held a four-minute presentation on an industry topic before answering four minutes of questions from judges. Other finalists included Andrea McKenzie, Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Charleville, Queensland; John Gardner, South Mokanger, Cavendish, Victoria; Zach Baker, Kojonup District High School, Kojonup, WA; Hannah Haupt, Calvary Christian College, Carbrook, Qld; Lockwood, Murdoch University, Baldivis, WA; and Georgia Reid, Ag Pro Management and University of New England, Mount Barker, WA. The LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition was held thanks...

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