2023 B+LNZ Award finalists

After a robust judging process, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalist in the 2023 B+LNZ Awards. The winners were announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday, 19 October at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Congratulations to all the finalists.  

The finalists are:

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Science and Research Award

  1. AgResearch Life Cycle Assessment Team (Ruakura)
  2. Forage Trials Willesden (Lincoln)
  3. Low Methane Sheep Genetics Programme (AgResearch Dunedin)

Datamars Livestock Technology Award

  1. Bidr Ltd (Hamilton)
  2. Cloud Yards Ltd (Hastings)
  3. Silver Fern Farms / Lynker Net Carbon Zero Mapping Tool (Dunedin)

Gallagher Innovative Farming Award

  1. Reata Ltd (Masterton)
  2. Repost Ltd (Nelson)
  3. Wharetoa Genetics (Balclutha)

Silver Fern Farms Market Leader Award

  1. Ongaha (Featherston)
  2. Pearl Veal (Christchurch)
  3. Verry Farming Ltd (Te Kuiti)

AgResearch Emerging Achiever Award

  1. Amy Hoogenboom (Oxford)
  2. James Robbie (Eketahuna)
  3. Harriet Watson (Christchurch)

Rabobank People Development Award

  1. Growing Future Farmers (Napier)
  2. New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust (Lincoln)
  3. Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society Farm Intern Programme (Whangarei)

FMG Rural Champion Award

  1. Surfing for Farmers (Gisborne)
  2. Shepherdess (Levin)
  3. Greater Dipton Catchment Group (Dipton)

Alliance Significant Contribution Award

  1. Bob Cottrell (Taupo)
  2. Mike Petersen (Waipukurau)
  3. Tom Fraser (Christchurch)