Mohaka rams

Rare Breeds
Annual General Meeting and Conference


The 2021 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand was held at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch on 8 May 2021.   The weekend programme was as follows:

Saturday 8 May 2021

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm: Rare Breed Annual General Meeting in ‘The Barn’ at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 60 Hussey Road, Christchurch.

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Afternoon tea.

4.00 pm:   Session by facilitators and speakers, to help illustrate a pathway forward in Rare Breed Conservation.

6.00 pm:   Catered Dinner in ‘The Barn’.   After Dinner Presentation by Jo Buckner on 'Arapawa Goat DNA'.

Sunday 9 May 2021

10.00 am:   Morning tea at Glenlothian Farm, 52 Lawford Road, West Melton.

10.30 am:   Visit to the Sherlin Alpaca Stud (just across the road from Glenlothian).

12.00 noon:   BBQ lunch back at Glenlothian Farm, and viewing of their Rare Breed animals.

Below are some photographs taken by Marina Steinke at the AGM weekend.

Saturday afternoon discussion with Wyld products (using Pitt Island wool) in the foreground.
Visiting the Sherlin Alpaca Stud on Sunday morning.
Barbecue lunch at Glenlothian Farm.
Inspecting animals at Glenlothian Farm on Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to Marina Steinke for the above photographs.

Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand

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