Sheep Breeder Forum 2024

Friday 15th March 2024

Sheep Breeder Forum 2024

Registrations are open for B+LNZ Genetics' Sheep Breeder Forum, bringing together breeders, scientists and industry professionals from across New Zealand.

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July
Addington Events Centre

View a copy of the forum programme here

How to Register

Follow these steps to register:

Tickets to the forum will be $185 +GST per person (total ticket price = $212.75).
The evening dinner on 2 July and breakfast on 3 July are included as part of the ticket price.


This year, we will not be livestreaming however the sessions will be professionally recorded and made available online after the forum. This decision was made out of courtesy to those who have invested in attending the conference in person.

We appreciate that not everyone can attend due to various commitments and obligations, and we understand the importance of providing access to the conference content for our industry. Every effort will be made to capture the essence of the discussions and presentations held during the conference.

Satellite meetings for breeder groups

Recognising the opportunity the forum provides for discussions amongst breeder groups, we have designed our two-day programme to accommodate some satellite meetings in the afternoon of day one. Already, there has been interest expressed from groups such as SIGC, FE Gold and WormFEC Gold to utilise this time.

If you wish to schedule a meeting (50min time slots) for your breeder group, please email us at

Travel and Accomodation


The venue is a 25-minute drive from the Christchurch airport. There is plenty of free on-site parking at the venue for those driving.

For those arriving directly to the forum on day one before checking into their accommodation, we will have a room set aside to store your luggage for the day.

Accommodation options

We have been exploring options with nearby accommodation providers to negotiate a discounted rate for delegates.


Chateau on the Park which is a 10-minute drive to the conference venue will offer a discounted rate for forum attendees. We are looking into providing a bus to and from the conference for attendees staying here. 


You can book directly (discount applied) by following this link: Booking Link


Alternatively, you can phone them on 03 348 8999 and use the code GBNLA to make a reservation. Please note, rooms are subject to availability. Cancellation policy is 48hrs prior to arrival.


Accomodation options within walking distance are:


After checking out of your accommodation, delegates can bring their luggage with them to the forum on day two, and store it in our designated room at Addington Events Centre.

Buses are organised for the field trip on day two. For those that have flights booked, we will arrange for one of the return buses to transport you directly from the field trip to Christchurch airport. The bus will return to Christchurch airport by 3:30pm and you will be able to take your luggage with you.

Another bus will take remaining delegates back to the Addington Events Centre after the field trip.

Refund Policy:

Refunds can be requested up to 10 days prior to the forum (less admin fee)*
Tickets are transferable. Please notify us if you intend to transfer your ticket.
*Please provide as much notice as possible if you decide to cancel. This gives us the opportunity to fill the seat. If you need to request a refund please email Generally, any refunds requested prior to 21 June will receive a full refund (less admin fee). Refunds requested after 21 June, and prior to 30 June, will receive a 50% refund (less admin fee). Refunds requested after 30 June may not receive a refund.