Sheep Breeder Forum 2021

Saturday 1st May 2021

Sheep Breeder Forum 2021


We have had to cancel the Forum this afternoon as a precautionary Covid measure. 

A number of presentations and workshops were to be interactive and, having reassessed the content and availability of speakers, we are unable to deliver these online at short notice.

Most of the agenda can still be delivered and we will organise a ‘virtual forum’ similar to what was run last year.  We will set a date in the coming weeks and provide an update to attendees as soon as this has been scheduled.  

Tomorrow (Thursday), we will deliver a short programme:

You can register for our Livestream here:

Thank you for your understanding and support.


Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 June
Napier Conference Centre
48 Marine Parade, Napier

Spaces are limited and registration is required. You’ll find details about the 2-day conference and how to RSVP below.


Register online to watch our Livestream over the 2-day conference. Once registered you will be emailed a link with login details to the Zoom meeting Livestream.

Register for Livestream


Because the forum is oversubscribed each year, we’ve updated the way we allocate seats. There will be a fee for all attendees with priority allocation given to SIL breeders and bureaus. We would love to invite as many people from the industry as possible, however, we want to ensure that as many breeders as possible have the opportunity to attend.

Tickets to the forum will be $170 +GST per person (total ticket price = $195). All registrations will be managed online. Please RSVP using the link below.



The forum will focus on a range of topics: nProve for breeders, important NZGE updates including the maternal/terminal evaluation strategy and meat eating-quality module, the Low Input Progeny Test and variety of workshops. 

There will also be an update on the B+LNZ Referendum.

View the conference programme


We will livestream the event via the Zoom Meeting platform. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A sessions and participate in polls, while watching online. 

If you wish to watch via livestream, please register using the link below to receive the livestream link and password details.  



There are several accommodation options close to the conference centre. The Scenic Hotel Te Pania is directly opposite the venue and will offer a discounted rate for attendees (subject to room availability).

Please fill out their booking form to receive this discount. View booking form

Other nearby accommodation:

The County Hotel 

Art Deco Masonic Hotel 

Quest Napier 

If you have any questions, you can email us at, or phone 03 477 6632.



Thankyou to the following companies for their support of this event. 

AgResearchAllflex  |  BX Foods  |  GenomNZ  |  PBBnz  |  Smartshepherd  |  Zoetis