CHAIR - Jason Schulz
Jason is a fifth-generation farmer and livestock grazier with more than 20 experience renowned for breeding first-cross ewe lambs with a high genetic merit for fertility, growth, and carcase traits. He operates the family business, Schulz Livestock, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, and is a passionate advocate for the Australian livestock industry. He is optimistic about a sustainable future for the Australian sheep industry and excited to be involved in the organising of Lambex 2024.
Nathaniel is an Agribusiness Consultant for Pinion Advisory within the Pinion Centre for Family Agribusiness Team. He has a strong interest and understanding of livestock production and farm benchmarking and his skills include business management, financial analysis and a practical knowledge of primary production business drivers. Nathaniel’s passion is to develop and maintain sustainable and profitable farming systems for current and future generations.
Anthony (Harry) Jachmann
Harry is a fourth-generation farmer who co-manages his family’s property, Jachmann Farming Pty Ltd southeast of Loxton in the Riverland, and acreage on Kangaroo Island. Harry and his family have moved to drought proof and diversify the business expanding from a primarily cereal cropping operation to a significant prime lamb production with some 5,000 first-cross breeding ewes and a feedlot.
Meg is from a South Australian beef and cropping property near Millicent. After graduating from the University of New England she worked as a dairy sales nutritionist and then livestock consultant before establishing Coleraine Livestock Consulting in 2017 with husband and business partner Owen. Meg is also Chief Executive Officer of MacKillop Farm Management Group, a farming systems organisation based in the Limestone Coast.
Andrew is a fourth-generation farmer from South Australia running a mixed farming enterprise with his family in the Clare Valley breeding Merino and Texel sheep, as well as first-cross Border Leicester lambs. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in farm operations and management, sits on a number of agricultural industry boards and is a participant of both the Agricultural Shows of Australia Emerging Leaders Program and Meat & Livestock Australia’s Red Meat Ambassador Program.
Leo is an auctioneer and business development manager with Nutrien Ag Solutions and has worked across the South Australian agricultural industry for more than 40 years including competition judge and trainer in the stud livestock and real estate sectors. Leo has been awarded a Golden Gavel from the Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers in South Australia and was runner up in the Australasian Senior Auctioneer Competition (2021). Leo has a keen interest in sheep genetics and a lifelong connection to the lamb industry.
Sammy is a prime lamb producer from Parawa on the Fleurieu Peninsula managing a grazing property run in conjunction with her family’s cropping and lamb-finishing enterprises on the Yorke Peninsula. Sammy also extends her expertise to a representation on a number of regional boards and councils including President of Parawa Ag and in 2023 was awarded a 2023 Nuffield Scholarship to study the benefits of enriched environments for intensive sheep production and practical steps for implementation on farms.
Stephen has been involved in the sheep industry all his life and with his family are owner operators of Kelvale Poll Merinos Stud in Keith South Australia. He is an elected member of Merino South Australia and has been involved with the Merino SA School Wether Competition since its inception. He is a founding member of the SA Sheep Expo and is particularly excited to encourage the next generation to take on a career in the sheep and agricultural industries.