Victorian sheep and beef conferences to converge in Ballarat

Sheep Central, May 10, 2024

VICTORIA’S BestWool BestLamb and BetterBeef conference will be held together for the first time in Ballarat next month.

Agriculture Victoria senior specialist, Lyndon Kubeil said it is the first time since 2019 that the two conferences would be held together and in the new location of Ballarat, on 19 and 20 June.

However, ticket sales will be capped this year to accommodate the size of the new venue and organisers are encouraging sheep and beef producers to book early.  Early bird tickets will close on Friday 31 May.

“We are holding everything under the one roof this year – the sheep and the beef industry conferences, the dinner and the trade displays will all be at The Goods Shed, an exciting new venue near Ballarat Railway Station,” Mr Kubeil said.

The event will start on Wednesday 19 June at 9 am with registrations for the BestWool/BestLamb conference, followed by a combined dinner for the beef and sheep industries at 6pm that night. The BetterBeef conference will be held the following day on Thursday 20 June.

The program will include keynote addresses and concurrent sessions, giving participants the ability to tailor their time to suit their needs and interests.

Mr Kubeil said the line up of presenters will include agribusiness professionals John Francis from Agrista and Cam Nicholson from Nicon Rural Services.

He said John Francis’ session ‘Thriving under pressure – are you ready for the next challenge?’ will help producers make more informed decisions when faced with obstacles impacting their farm business.

“Cam Nicholson’s presentation on “Grazing Management – balancing the compromise” will show us how to make better decisions and find the right strategic balance between the plant and the animal in a grazing enterprise,” Mr Kubeil said.

“We encourage people to book early and be rewarded with early bird discounts on tickets, with a 1-day conference ticket only $80 and a full package 2-day conference and dinner ticket for $200.”

To secure an early bird ticket discount, visit

Contact Lyndon Kubeil on 0418 532 085 or visit the Agriculture Victoria events page to learn more.

The event is delivered in partnership with Australian Wool Innovation and is supported by Meat & Livestock Australia and the Farm Business Resilience program.


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