Thursday, 29 July 2021 06:55

New red meat awards

Written by  Peter Burke
Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor. Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor.

A chance to celebrate all the good work being done in the red meat sector and tell this to the nation.

That's how the Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor is describing the new awards being organised by the industry good organisation. He says the Beef+Lamb New Zealand Awards will celebrate the people, the science, technology and innovation that makes NZ's red meat sector world-leading.

The awards are open to all those in the sheep and beef sector, including dairy beef. The categories include, Emerging Achiever Award, People Development Award, Significant Sector Contribution Award, Rural Champion Award, Science and Research Award, Technology Award, Innovation Farming Award and Market Leader Award.

“It is the first time that the red sector has had an opportunity to showcase its excellence, to the industry and the wider public, through an event such as the Beef+Lamb Awards,” McIvor says. “I really encourage anyone working within the sector to consider either entering or nominating a person or organisation that has, or continues to, make a difference to the productivity, profitability, sustainability or well-being of our sector.”

Farmlands are the platinum sponsor for the new awards.

Entries are now open and close at the end of August with the winners being announced at a Gala Showcase in Napier on 20 October.

More like this

We are fighting - Morrison

Beef+Lamb NZ is committed to arguing for a fair and appropriate framework for tackling climate change, claims chairman Andrew Morrison.

B+LNZ remains unconvinced by low-slope map

The Government’s new proposed low-slope map for stock exclusion is better than the original, however the map still won’t practically work on the ground, says Beef+Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

National

Meat heads!

The Meat Industry Association (MIA) says it's facing bureaucratic barriers from Immigration NZ as it tries to get sufficient halal…

No end in sight!

Meat Industry Association (MIA) chief executive Sirma Karapeeva sees no end in sight to the shipping and logistical woes that…

Machinery & Products

Helps tame the wind!

Amazone's recently released WindControl System automatically monitors and adjusts the spreading pattern to compensate for the effect of the wind…

First Claas patent hits a century

While Claas has registered more than 3,000 patents during its 108-year history, the company is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary…

JD invests in robotics

Global giant Deere and Co has acquired Silicon Valley start-up company Bear Flag Robotics, which specialises in autonomous driving technologies…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Dirty tricks?

OPINION: An email from Fed Farmers' president Andrew Hoggard to Ag Minister Damien O'Connor saying some unkind things about the…

Greenwashing!

OPINION: A mate of the Hound's wants to know what's happened to meat company Silver Fern Farms and its latter…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter