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Suppliers Meetings

We are committed to our partners and are always looking at ways to ensure optimal reward for both sides of the partnership.

We hold supplier meetings during August each year before lambing for existing and potential clients. We contact our current suppliers prior to the event each year and invite them to bring along anyone who has not supplied Blue Sky Pastures before and is interested in supplying in future.

Meetings for 2021 are as follows:

WintonTop PubThu, 19/08/217 pm
WyndhamThree Rivers HotelWed, 18/08/217 pm

Main St Hotel

Tue, 17/08/207 pm
BalcluthaRosebank LodgeThu, 26/08/217 pm
GoreCroydon HotelWed, 01/09/21

7 pm


We are proud of the strong partnerships we have forged with southern farmers, many of whom have been supplying to us since we began in 1987.

We procure the majority of our lambs and ewes under a contract system, as this provides the most certainty to everyone in the supply chain and optimises our ability to market product.

To apply to contract lambs and ewes, fill out the Stock Booking Form below. We will then contact you to confirm that we have received your application and make any further arrangements.

For more details on requirements for supplying lambs and ewes follow. If you have a question that is not covered here contact our procurement team.


Contract space is allocated in the following order:

  1. Shareholders
  2. Non-shareholders who are supplying 100% of their stock and have supplied on a regular basis in the past
  3. Non-shareholders who are supplying some lines of stock and have supplied in the past. Alongside this group are new non-shareholders who are committing all their stock to the company
  4. Other new non-shareholders

The only exception to these rules will be a supplier, regardless of level of shareholding, who has clearly not met their contractual obligations in past seasons.

To obtain a contract, complete and submit the application form. To be considered for a contract, applications must be returned no later than Friday, November 8, 2019. There is no guarantee that any contract application received after that date will be accepted.

100% Suppliers

The following benefits apply to shareholders who commit all their ewes and lambs to the company and to non-shareholders who make the same commitment and whose total numbers are greater than 1000, subject to there being sufficient space to handle them all.

  • They have first access to the space that is not contracted each week. This is available for ewes as well as lambs and has proved to be a real bonus during dry conditions.
  • They receive one free Optigrow test per season.

We appreciate it is impossible for 100% suppliers to be accurate with contract dates for all stock. If you are a 100% supplier please only apply for specific dates and numbers that you are confident of meeting up to about 90% of your total kill. It is critical that you answer the question concerning total numbers so that we can plan for the extras. Contract numbers will be no greater than numbers actually supplied last year.

Drafting/Cartage and Payment


Can be done by


20 cents per head credit on lamb. No credit on ewes or rams

Blue Sky Pastures

No credit or deduction is made

Third Party

No deduction is made


Cartage is paid by Blue Sky Pastures.


Stock is paid for in full, including all premiums, 14 days from slaughter date. No money is retained by the company at any time.


The following policies apply:

We will continue to remove bellies on plant at no cost to the supplier.

  1. All dags, faecal, or mud must be removed before delivery. This includes anal, leg and testicles. Deductions and allowances for stock presentation will be made in accordance with our Presentation Schedule.
  2. Belly removal is voluntary (except for shorn ewes, which must have their bellies shorn also).
  3. We reserve the right to recover any abnormal costs incurred as a result of animals not being properly emptied out prior to transport.


We now operate a presentation schedule on all stock. Each mob will be graded based on presentation, with an allowance or deduction applied per head in accordance with the following table: Grade Lamb Mutton












To obtain a confirmed contract, suppliers will be required to complete our Farm Assurance details. Farm Assurance documents will be forwarded with the contract details in late October/early November.

Click here for your NZFAP Farmer Handbook.

And here for the NZFAP Standards.


Regardless of whether a cover comb is used or not, all stock must have been shorn for at least three weeks before slaughter. The application form includes a question regarding shearing dates of ewes. This is to ensure that allocated contract dates fit in with the three-week shearing requirement.


Costs associated with unacceptable inoculation damage (usually from inoculating in the back) will be recovered from the supplier.

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Bobby Calves

We’ve forged strong partnerships with our local farmers, many of whom have been suppliers from the beginning.

To supply us Bobby Calves in the 2020 season, please complete and return this application form. For more information on supplying us Bobby Calves, contact our procurement team here. Bobby Calves are picked up from the gate at the end of July.

Please note:

• Processing will start on Monday 3rd August, 2020

• All cartage is paid by Blue Sky Pastures.

• Owner delivered calves receive $5.00 per calf – credit will show on kill sheet

• Schedule prices are subject to change

Owner Deliveries

Owner delivery times will be updated in the spring once bobby processing commences.

Stock Booking Form


Total Thoughtput:

Will you deal exclusively with Blue Sky Pastures for the sale of Lambs and Ewes in the coming season?

If the answer is Yes what total numbers do you intend to kill?

If the answer is Yes what total numbers do you intend to kill?


If you are killing ewes at Blue Sky Pastures, please nominate your likely shearing date.