The call is out to recognise the skills, talent and innovation that make New Zealand’s red meat industry world leading.
Beef + Lamb NZ has announced the annual industry awards will be held in Christchurch in October.
“We have so much to be proud of and these awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on the many people who contribute so much both locally and nationally,” BLNZ chair Kate Acland said.
“This an opportunity for the red meat sector to come together and celebrate its people and technologies.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in the red meat sector to mark the date in their diary and book travel and accommodation early.
“It is a fantastic night which is guaranteed to make everyone feel very proud of our sheep and beef industry.”
Encouraged by the success of last year’s inaugural awards ceremony in Napier, B+LNZ is this year looking forward to bringing the event to the South Island.
Nominations for the eight national award categories open next month.
“Start thinking about the people on your farm, within your wider business, in your communities and in regional and national organisations who often work behind the scenes to ensure our industry thrives.
“When nominations open, put their name forward or self-nominate. It is important we take every opportunity to showcase the fantastic work happening in our sector,” Acland said.
Farmlands is again partnering as a key sponsor and there are seven other category sponsors.
Entries open on June 1 and close on July 23 with judging commencing in August. Finalists will be named on September 8 with winners announced at the awards dinner on October 19 at Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch.
For more information visit the B+LNZ website.