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 Course – Online

    May 3 - June 6
  2. Stockperson Course

    August 23 - August 26
  3. Western on the Waves

    November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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News and Blog

Member Profile: Charles Tapp

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT This month we caught up with member Charles Tapp, overseer at Newcastle Waters Station on the Barkly Tablelands, NT. Where are you based? I live and work on Newcastle Waters station which is 400km southeast of Katherine. Why are you a YLEN member? I became a YLEN member to meet like-minded people and…

Member Profile: Issy McLinden

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT This month we caught up with member Issy McLinden, sheep wrangler turned stock-hand at Tipperary Station in the Daly Region, NT! Where are you based? I am based in the Northern Territory on a Cattle Station that is surrounded by Daly River and Litchfield Station Why are you a YLEN member? Being a…

Mate to Manager Program

The Young Livestock Exporters Network is pleased to open applications for the third 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.…

Funding for Future Live Export Industry Leaders Announced

This month the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) announced recipients of the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. “We are delighted to be one of the many worthy recipients of the Future Drought Fund’s program and are excited about the opportunities it will provide our members” said Kari…


“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