LambEx 2018 offers a $13,000 prize pool to Young Guns

A tantalising $13,000 will be offered in three competition categories – high school students – undergraduate, honours, masters or PhD students – and early to mid-career producers and professionals (40 years and under)

The Australian lamb industry will again acknowledge young and upcoming producers, industry professionals and scientists, in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition.

Entrants will compete for a record $13,000 worth of prizes to be presented during the LambEx 2018 event in Perth from 5 to 7 August 2018.

The competition aims to reward and encourage people to consider a future or ongoing career in the Australian lamb industry.

Included in the three competition categories are high school students; undergraduate, honours, masters or PhD students; and early to mid-career producers and professionals (40 years and under).

Entrants must initially submit a 350-word essay on a set question.

LambEx 2018 chairwoman Bindi Murray said the competition would focus on a wide range of topics within the industry.

“On-farm project topics could focus on research, development and extension projects, genetics, animal production, pasture and grazing management, marketing, environment, welfare, health, or e-technology,” she said.

“Off-farm subjects could include transport, processing, storage, retail, food service, new product development, marketing and exports, as well as social and cultural aspects or communication.”

This year’s sponsors are the Australian White Suffolk Association and National Australia Bank. Entries are now open and close on Friday, 13 April.

To find out more visit: or contact Young Guns coordinator Tina Brock on (08) 8332 3277 or email