Month: May 2018

LambEx history highlighted by WAMMCO

WESTERN Australia’s largest lamb exporter WAMMCO International has played an integral part in LambEx, since the very first event in 2010. Almost a decade later, and WAMMCO remains a key supporter as a major event partner at LambEx 2018, which is set to return to Perth later this year on August 5-7. WAMMCO director Dawson Bradford was the inaugural LambEx Chairman in 2010, saying the event was initially created to help the company celebrate 10 years of operation. “WAMMCO was the instigator, we started discussing how we could celebrate a decade of WAMMCO and it just grew from there,” he said. “We then got in touch with event organiser Esther Price (now Jones), and the idea snowballed. “It then grew into a state event, and before we knew it, a national event. “I’m very proud to have it return to WA, it’s a great event and a great occasion, and WAMMCO are very proud to be a major event partner at LambEx 2018.” Mr Bradford, who is a LambEx 2018 Organising Committee Member, said the 2010 event had “just over” 500 delegates, including 50 from interstate. “It was initially a very hard sell to get industry in particular interested but a Federal Government grant made a big difference,” he said. “We had a vision of what we wanted to do, to celebrate the prime lamb industry, and it all...

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Win a share in $10,000 of ewes at LambEx 2018

Four delegates at LambEx 2018 will share in the largest Win a Ewe Competition LambEx has ever held with 100 ewes up for grabs! The winners will share in either 50 Merino, 25 Ultra White, 25 Kojak or 25 Kelso ewes. The Stud Merino Breeders Association of Western Australia, Hillcroft Farms, Breeders Best Genetics, Kelso and Fairfax Agricultural Media have teamed up to give producers the chance to win $10,000 worth of ewes at LambEx 2018 in Perth from August 5-7. LambEx 2018 Chair Bindi Murray said all producers had to do to win was to fill out an entry form published in Fairfax Agricultural Media’s rural weeklies – Farm Weekly, The Land, Stock & Land, Queensland Country Life and Stock Journal, then be present when the prize was drawn on August 7 at 3.30pm, at the conclusion of LambEx 2018. “The prize giveaway is an exciting opportunity to take home some top-quality livestock and I would like to thank all of those who have either donated animals or sponsored the competition,” Mrs Murray said. “The Australian sheep and lamb industry is made up of a diverse mix of industries and breeds, which is why the committee has worked so hard to develop a competition which will be relevant to all producers. With prizes like this on offer, there’s no excuse to not buy a ticket and enter!” Derella...

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Young Guns Finalists announced for LambEx 2018

Young Guns Finalists announced for LambEx 2018 Nine up and coming lamb industry advocates from across Australia have been named as finalists in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition. Finalists in the early to mid-career producers and professionals (aged 40 years and under) section are Danila Marini, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales; Andrea McKenzie, Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Charleville, Queensland; John Gardner, South Mokanger, Cavendish, Victoria; in the High School section Zach Baker, Kojonup District High School, Kojonup, Western Australia; Hannah Haupt, Calvary Christian College, Carbrook, Qld; Lindsay Brown, Yanco Agricultural High School, NSW, and in the undergraduate, postgraduate, masters & PhD students section are Amy Lockwood, Murdoch University, Baldivis, WA; Jamie Nykiel, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA and Georgia Reid, Ag Pro Management and University of New England, Mount Barker, WA. All will fly to Perth to attend a Professional Development Workshop and LambEx 2018 on August 5-7, with the three category winners, who will each receive a $1000 prize, to be announced during the conference. The LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition is held thanks to sponsors the Australian White Suffolk Association and the National Australia Bank. The competition aims to reward and encourage young and upcoming producers, industry professionals and scientists to consider a future or ongoing career in the Australian lamb industry. LambEx 2018 Chair Bindi Murray said she was excited by the...

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