Sheep Industry Awards

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards are an annual flagship event where we celebrate the top performers in the sheep industry.

About the awards

In addition to recognising the sector’s top-performing sheep farmers and ram breeders, the awards champion our industry’s innovators and leaders and, in doing so, acknowledge the significant contribution the industry makes to the New Zealand economy.

Beginning in 2012, the awards include categories covering genetics, production and business innovation. The top breeders are drawn from the Sheep Improvement Ltd (SIL) database and individuals or businesses for the industry awards are nominated by a panel of sheep industry experts.

Hall of fame

2017 award winners