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Live streaming a first for B+LNZ Sheep Industry Awards

Technology is allowing those unable to attend this year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards ceremony in Invercargill to be part of the celebrations.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

For the first time, the event, which starts at 7pm on Wednesday 5 July, will be live-streamed, allowing anyone with a computer to watch the evening unfold from the comfort of their living room.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) CEO, Sam McIvor says the live streaming option will give those with friends and family who are finalists in the 10 categories the ability to watch as the overall winners are announced.

“But as the B+LNZ Sheep Industry Awards celebrate the people and genetics that make the New Zealand sheep industry world-leading, the evening will be of interest to anyone associated with the sector.”

How to watch the livestream

McIvor says anyone interested in watching the event needs to reserve their spot by registering here

About the awards

There are five people-related awards up for grabs this year. These are the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Significant Contribution to the New Zealand Sheep Industry Award, the Tru-Test Sheep Industry Innovation Award, the Silver Fern Farms Sheep Industry Trainer of the Year Award, the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent Award and the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Science Award.

Nominated by processors, the Blackdale Stud Supplier of the Year Award recognises a farmer supplier who consistently meets company specifications and other key performance indicators.

These industry awards sit alongside four genetics awards; the AbacusBio New Zealand Maternal Worth Award, the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Maternal Trait Leader for Parasite Resistance Award, the Alliance Group New Zealand Terminal Worth- Award and the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Terminal Trait Leader for Lamb Growth Award.

For more information please contact Beef + Lamb New Zealand Communications Manager, Jan Keir-Smith 027 271 7593.