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. Mate to Manager Program

    July 19 - August 23
  2. LiveCorp Onboard Stockperson Course

    August 23 - August 26
  3. Annual General Meeting

    November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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News and Blog

Member Profile: Joel Bradford

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT This month we caught up with member Joel Bradford,  Overseer on a property in the VRD region of the Northern Territory. Where are you based? Nicholson station NT/WA border Why are you a YLEN member? To connect with others in the industry across Australia & to learn more about the export chain from…

Member Profile: Lach McClymont

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT This month we caught up with member Lach McClymont,  Station Manager in the beautiful West Kimberley’s with his little family. Where are you based? Kalyeeda Station West Kimberley Why are you a YLEN member? To support the Live Ex industry, keep up to date with news and views and  to take advantage of…

Member Profile: Melyn Byrne

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT This month we caught up with member Melyn Byrne, who works in an export licensed processing plant, shipping beef internationally to over 30 countries. Where are you based? I was born and raised in far North West NSW, and have not long moved home from South West VIC. Why are you a YLEN…

LiveCorp Shipboard Stockperson Training Course – Darwin

The Young Livestock Exporters Network is pleased to open applications for positions on the next LiveCorp Shipboard Stockperson Training Course in Darwin.  Successful applicants will receive a position in the August course!  These positions are supported by Meat and Livestock Australia and FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. The LiveCorp shipboard…

Testimonials

“I found the first session very informative. It has really enticed me to do some self-reflection about my strategies as a leader. I am going to take a lot away from these next sessions.”

Sean Torta
Headstockman, Delamere Station - 2022 Mate to Manager Participant

“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've thoroughly enjoyed my time up here, learning lots and talking to as many people in the industry as I can!”

Sophie Morris
2022 Marcus Oldham Travel & Training Bursary Awardee

"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

“YLEN allowed me to grow my networks within the beef industry. I was able to connect with producers and station owners as the Northern Beef Industry has contrasting aspects when compared to the South.”

Ruby Canning
2022 Marcus Oldham Travel & Training Bursary Awardee