Super sized program released for world’s biggest sheep, lamb and wool forum

The world’s biggest sheep, lamb and wool forum, LambEx is returning to the fold with a powerful bang, releasing an impressive and supersized program that is designed to inspire, advocate and innovate.

LambEx 2024 to be held 7-9 August 2024 in Adelaide, encompasses the whole supply chain for Australia’s sheep, lamb & wool industry from producers, processors, research & development and exporters from food and fibre sectors.

“The LambEx 2024 program is big. It features headline acts, global pioneers, industry innovators, thought-leaders, disruptors and personalities to shape a blockbuster schedule and format that we are confident will get sheep peeps excited,” said LambEx Chair and South Australian sheep producer Jason Schulz.

“This program has been years in the making and the LambEx Organising Committee have had robust debate via an extensive process to explore every angle and curate a program that we believe compels members of the Australian and international sheep, lamb and wool industries to attend,” he said.

“The 2024 line-up is decidedly pointed to generate conversations about issues of urgency facing the Australian industry and designed to propel advancement of collective thinking that will take our industry forward with purpose,” he said.

“Australia is a world leader in sheep with a global reputation, being the largest exporter of commercial lamb and one of the world’s largest wool producers. So, it makes sense we also lead from the front in showcasing the best of our industry to our own members and those from abroad, being LambEx24,” he said.

“The LambEx program unpacks the industry starting from the top with headline acts Global AgriTrends Founder Brett Stuart, Food Scientist Dr Anneline Padayachee, ZQ Merino CEO Angus Street and British ag commentator Clare Taylor before delving down into key operational takeaways in breakout sessions including a special French Butchery Masterclass with local Adelaide restauranteur and bold chef Duncan Welgemoed,” said Jason.

LambEx 2024 headline sessions:

  • Stan Grant – ‘Matters of currency’ oration & facilitated panel discussions
  • Brett Stuart – Founder Global AgriTrends
  • Dr Anneline Padayachee – The Food Scientist – consumer insights into lamb
  • Jess Adamson – proud South Australian and LambEx 2024 MC
  • ZQ Merino CEO Angus Street – responding to consumer sentiment
  • Scottish ag commentator Clare Taylor – turning the tide on the anti-farming agenda
  • Australia sheep industry leaders panel – Steve Champan (JBS), Paul Leonard (TFI), Patrick Hutchinson (AMIC), Bonnie Skinner (SPA) & Jenny Bradley (NSW producer).
  • LambEx AMPC Feedlot Carcase competition – benchmarking Australia’s lamb eating quality with learnings national winner announced.
  • LambEx Coles Trailblazer competition recognizing the best young innovators & ideas