Welcome to the Young Livestock Exporters Network

The Young Livestock Exporters Network was established in 2019 by young industry professionals, for young industry professionals. YLEN's vision is to build networks and leadership through pathways of professional development within the livestock export supply chain.

The network is underpinned by two key pillars:

  • Career development of members through providing pathways to professional development opportunities.
  • Building relationships through networking opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. YLEN Workshop @ LIVEX

    November 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  2. YLEN Annual General Meeting

    November 9 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
  3. Social Networking Event @ LIVEX

    November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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“Thanks to YLEN I was able to attend the LiveXchange conference in Townsville. Being able to attend the conference so new into the industry was instrumental in my career development.”

Rhiaan Richards
Welfare and Compliance Officer - 2019 LIVEXchange Travel Bursary Awardee

“Passionate people who will become the next generation of live exporters leading the world in animal welfare outcomes.”

John Scott
Roebuck Export Depot Manager

“YLEN has given me the chance to broaden my networks within the industry and forced me to step out of my comfort zone.”

Kari Moffat
Animal Welfare Assurance Manager

"I Like the positive atmosphere and the feeling of being apart of a close-knit community"

Member Survey Feedback 2020

"A progressive and inclusive group that allows me to network across the supply chain and allows me to interact with like-minded people."

Member Survey Feedback 2020

"YLEN introduced me to influential industry leaders, I’ve made some great friends and it’s opened my eyes to the many opportunities the live export industry presents to young people."

Camille Camp. Kalyeeda Station & YLEN Secretary

"The YLEN Mates to Managers program with Jill Rigney was one of the most valuable professional development opportunities I have been involved in."

Hugh Dawson. Head Stockman - Beetaloo Station 

News and Blog

Member Profile – Chloe Grant

Chloe GrantConsignment Officer -Frontier International How did you get into the Live Export Industry?I was working on a station in the East Kimberley’s for CPC, when I was given the opportunity to jump onboard with cattle and head across the ocean to from Wyndham to Panjang. I was curious to see what it was like…

Beginner Power BI Course

Entries now open!  YLEN is offering 5 positions to members for the Beginner Power BI course, delivered by Nexacu. Successful applicants will be able to complete the course online at a time that suits them. Further details about the course can be found here: https://nexacu.com.au/microsoft-power-bi-training-courses/power-bi-beginner/ What is Power BI? Power BI is a business analytics…

Mate to Manager Program

The Young Livestock Exporters Network is pleased to open applications for the second Mate to Manager Program. The 6-week program will be run via Zoom, with 1 unit completed per week. The program will be facilitated by The Right Mind’s,  Jill Rigney who has years of experience in providing training programs to the agriculture sector.…

Member Profile – Hugh Dawson

Hugh DawsonHead Stockman – Beetaloo Station, NT How did you get into the Live Export Industry?I more or less fell into the industry when I began working on a cattle station in 2016. Almost immediately I fell in love with the lifestyle and was amazed at the opportunities available for young people to cultivate a…

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