The 2019 New Zealand Society of Animal Conference will be held in Palmerston North, Manawatu from 2-4 July 2019. There will be a farmer day with both a sheep & beef stream and a dairy stream, and a field trip to visit various research sites around Palmerston North on Wednesday 3rd July.

The Manawatu area hosts a large number of sheep and cattle in New Zealand and is home to a large number of agricultural scientists at both Massey University and AgResearch Grasslands. The conference will include a farmer-day which will have a focus on presenting research and science concepts to both sheep and beef and dairy farmers with a practical approach. We hope this will be a great opportunity to bring together farmers and scientists and enable great discussion.

It will be a conference not to miss.


The conference programme can be found here: 2019 NZSAP Conference Programme


Instructions for authors can be found here

Conference registration

You can now register for the conference at the link below

Accommodation options

There are a number of accommodation options available to you in Palmerston North. Below are a couple of options for you to consider.

The Massey Halls of Residence

These are located on the Massey University campus. There are no local supermarkets or restaurants. A bus does run between town and the University. To make a booking please call 06 3569099 xtn 84164. These cost approximately $60 per night

The Copthorne

A discount rate of $140 has been negotiated at The Copthorne for their Queen room. The Copthorne is located within walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants and shops. It is approximately a 45min walk or 10 min drive to the conference venue. There are also regular busses between.

To book, please use the following code when booking online. You will need to enter this in the ‘Group code field’ NZSAP19

Accommodation Palmerston North

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