[1 November/Otago Daily Times]

The Golden Lamb Awards, better known as the Glammies will not go ahead this year. For the past ten years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) has funded the event. However, in the past six months, BLNZ has reviewed its long-term strategy and has decided to redirect its spending to more pressing priorities. Chief Executive Sam McIvor acknowledged the success of the event in recent years but believed the company could impact farmers more directly in other ways. He thanked the many farmers, processors, sponsors, breed associations and suppliers who had helped make the Glammies a success in the past ten years.