NZX Agri has become a principal sponsor for the 2016 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards aka the Glammies.
NZX Agri produces a number of agricultural publications including the New Zealand Farmers Weekly, Country-Wide, New Zealand Dairy Exporter and Heartland series.
Head of NZX Agri, Tony Leggett, says he is excited to support the prestigious event.
“There is excellent alignment between NZX Agri and the Glammies because we share the same goals and values when it comes to excellence in content, in our print titles and online, and excellence in eating quality for the Glammies. The decision to take up the sponsorship offer was an easy one to make,” says Leggett.
“There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a tasty cut of lamb at any time of year. We’re really looking forward to shining the light on those farmers who produce the best tasting lamb in the country,” he says.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive, Dr Scott Champion says this is a partnership that makes sense from both perspectives.
“We’re delighted that by working alongside NZX Agri there will be plenty of opportunities to profile farmers who are producing the best lamb in the world. A key objective of B+LNZ for the Glammies is that the event helps us to raise the profile of farms and farmers who are focused on producing the right product for lamb consumers in New Zealand and in our export markets,” Dr Champion said.
Entries close on 4 December for farmers and 8 January for retailers. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.beeflambnz.co.nz. The Grand Final will be held at the Wanaka A&P Show on Friday 11th March 2016.