25 Aug 2023
Sheep and lamb producers across Australia are rejoicing and raising lamb chops in salute as the pinnacle in Australian sheep and lamb – LambEx - makes a much-anticipated return on the national agricultural calendar.
In a major coup for South Australia, LambEx will converge on Adelaide 7-9 August 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre bringing sheep and lamb to the city!
The biennial event hasn’t been held since 2018 according to South Australian lamb producer and LambEx Chair Jason Schulz who has high expectations for a delegation of 1,200+ in Adelaide in 2024.
“Established in 2010, the event has rotated around major sheep producing states, with 2014 being the last time it was staged in Adelaide with the last event in 2018 in Western Australia,” he said.
“We have big ambitions for LambEx in 2024. We are bringing lamb to the heart of the city to showcase our great industry and also put the spotlight on our premium sheep and lamb products to a broader consumer base,” Jason said.
“We are talking the complete end-to-end spectrum of the sheep and lamb industry from sheepmeat producers, wool growers, graziers, processors, exporters, service providers and stud breeders through to those leading the charge in innovation such as scientists, researchers and aspiring students,” said Jason.
“LambEx really is an important platform to bring the industry together again after a six-year hiatus so there is a lot of hype and anticipation to deliver one of the biggest and best events yet,” he said.
Mr Schulz likened LambEx to a ‘festival of sheep and lamb’ where the industry unites as one to celebrate its success and seeks to pave the future roadmap of the industry.
“There is a lot going on globally at present and we are at a pivotal point in terms of ongoing sustainability with impacts in regard to carbon, on-farm efficiencies, renewable energies and technology driven change, let alone current market conditions and volatility which every sheep and lamb producer is facing – and feeling - right now,” he said.
“We are super excited to bring the industry back together in August 2024 to address the future challenges and collectively find solutions to what the market may present,” he said.
Designed by members of the industry for the industry, Jason Schulz said LambEx 2024 will deliver the on trend topical thinking and issues, leading innovation and tech, the latest in science and research, and an extensive trade exhibition with the boldest and best products and services on offer.
“Program development is well underway and there is every intent to curate a program that absolutely compels attendance if you work in or provide services to the Australian sheep and lamb industry,” he said.
“In addition, being in my home state of South Australia, delegates will be sure to be salivating with a smorgasbord of the finest locally grown and sourced produce,” he said.
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