Key lamb event to be held in Melbourne

PEOPLE will be flocking to Melbourne next year when LambEx gets underway.
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LambEx 2020 will be held in Melbourne. Picture Mark Saunders.

Staff writer

Preparations are in full swing for the 2020 event, to be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 1-3 July.

LambEx 2020 will be the first time that Australia's premier sheep and wool conference will be held in the Victorian capital. The conference will be staged at the Showgrounds' new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar conference facility - and will be one of the first livestock events held in the new space.

LambEx 2020 Conference chair Georgina Gubbins, said she is looking forward to showcasing the best of Victoria's sheep and wool industry, alongside the latest technology and innovations.

Gubbins said the Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia's largest metropolitan consumer bases.

"Victoria is one of the largest lamb producing states in Australia and we have many specialist, progressive lamb producers. In 2017-18 Victoria achieved 49.6 percent of lamb production in Australia, the highest of all the states," she said.

"LambEx is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in the supply chain, from producers to researchers, processors, consultants, agribusiness professionals, food service providers and more, to network and be at the forefront of industry.

"LambEx encourages producers to operate best practice businesses that will grow supply while achieving consumer quality expectations, driving the future profitability and sustainability of the industry.

"While it's still early in the planning stages we are planning on building on the success of recent years, and will be targeting a new LambEx record of more than 1200 local, national and international delegates."

LambEx's major event partners are Agriculture Victoria, JBS Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.

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