student conference scholarships

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The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) provides a number of scholarships to students undertaking tertiary studies in an agricultural related field to attend the feedlot industry’s premier conference, BeefEx, being held in Brisbane QLD on 18-20 October 2022.

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is pleased to host the return of the grain fed beef industry's premier conference, BeefEx, to the Brisbane Showgrounds, Queensland in October 2022. Registrations will open mid-2022 for the main event in the lot feeding sector social calendar. BeefEx is the grain fed beef industry’s major national conference and is expected to attract over 400 delegates from around the country, and internationally, for a celebration and showcase of the sector’s achievements.


BeefEx, held biennially, draws together feedlot operators and their staff, nutritionists, veterinarians, backgrounders, regulators, service providers, transport operators and others involved in the grain fed industry and beef supply chain.


The scholarships are awarded to students who show an interest in lot feeding, and/or associated fields. Student will be selected on the quality of their responses in the application form and their interest in a career in the lot feeding sector.

The scholarship covers a full delegate conference registration. This includes a two-day conference ticket and a ticket to all social functions. The value of this scholarship is $660. Please note that all other expenses incurred with attending the event, including travel & accommodation expenses are at the scholars own expense.


ALFA also offers a heavily discounted ticket for Students to have the chance to attend BeefEx, in the case you miss out on a scholarship. See the website for more details.


Preference is given to ALFA Student Members.  To increase your chances of receiving a scholarship, you may like to look into becoming an ALFA Student Member, at $50 per year; you receive a fortnightly newsletter to keep you up to date on industry happenings as well as a bimonthly magazine, work placement opportunities are also notified to Student Members. Membership is voluntary, and not a requirement to receive a scholarship.


  • Must be enrolled in tertiary studies in an agricultural related field

  • Must be available to attend the BeefEx Conference in Brisbane Qld on 18-20 October 2022


Applications Open​:  1 July 2022

Applications Close:  28 August 2022 
Scholars Announced:  12 September 2022

student conference scholarship 

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