The purpose of the award is to encourage excellence in research planning and execution and communication of results by young members to the Society's annual conference. The applicants must submit an abstract which is acceptable to the committee, followed by a full paper for the annual conference which is acceptable to the editor. If the applicants do not meet the deadlines and satisfy all the eligibility criteria, they will not be considered by the committee. The decision of the committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Eligibility for the Award is restricted to the following;

- full or student member of the Society; and

- under the age of 35 immediately preceding the conference and less than 2 years since completion of PhD (if PhD is held); and

- members who are the first senior author of the paper concerned, having made a substantial contribution to the planning, execution, analysis and preparation of the information; and

- to the first or second technical presentation by the member at the Society's annual conference.

- submission of the eligibility form to the executive secretary by the final date for submission of the full manuscript.

A member is eligible to enter for the Award twice, provided that the Award was not received on the first occasion. Applicants must indicate on the abstract form the intention to compete. The entrant must also complete an eligibility form by the due date for submission of the full paper.

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Return the completed confirmation of eligibility form to the Executive Secretary by the date for submission of the full paper. You MUST complete this form and return a signed copy to the Executive Secretary NZSAP by the due date to be eligible for the Young Member Award.

Recent Young Member Award Winners and their papers:

 AuthorsPaper Title
2019Michela Gibson 
2018Megan R Scholtens 
2017Charlotte B Read 
2016Lisa A Box 
2015Jasper C Munro 
2014Birch AB Jenkinson 
2013Nicola Law 
2012Quentin Sciascia, D. Pacheco, M. Senna Salerno, H.T. Blair and S.A. McCoard
Milk somatic cells are not suitable biomarkers of lactating ruminant mammary gland function
2011Fiona J Fishpool, L.P. Kahn, D.J. Tucker, J.V. Nolan and R.A. Leng
Fenbendazole as a possible marker of supplement intake in sheep
2010Ryan J Higgs, G.P. Cosgrove, J.L. Burke, G.A. Lane, D. Pacheco, K. Fraser,
A.F. Death and J.L. Ford
Effect of white clover containing either high or low concentrations of water-soluble carbohydrate on metabolic indicators of protein degradation in the rumen of dairy cows
2009Alice RC Allsop, A.M. Nicol and G.R. Edwards
Effect of water soluble carbohydrate concentration of ryegrass on the partial preference of sheep for clover
2008Timothy J Byrne, H.T. Blair, K.G. Thompson, K.M. Stowell and S. Piripi
Inheritance of chondrodysplasia in Texel sheep
2007Jacquiline E McGowan, C.R. Burke and J.G. Jago
Validation of a technology for objectively measuring behaviour in dairy cows and its application for oestrous detection
2006Matthew P G Barnett, A.R.J. Phillips, P.M. Harris AND G.J.S. Cooper
Impaired insulin secretion in perfused pancreases isolated from offspring of protein malnourished rats
2005Andrew W Greer, R.W. McAnulty, M. Stankiewicz and A.R Sykes
Corticosteriod treatment prevents the reduction in food intake and growth in lambs infected with the abomasal parasite Teladorsagia circumcincta
2004Claire V Cooper, K. Stelwagen, K. Singh, V.C. Farr, C.G. Prosser and S.R Davis
Expressions of the tight junction protein zonula occludens-1 during mammary engorgement
2004Vanessa Crowley, G.K Barrell and M.J Keeley
A split night photoperiod does not mimic effects of a long-day photoperiod on growth in weaner red deer stags
2003Nicola M Schreurs, M.H. Tavendale, G.A. Lane, T.N. Barry, D.M. Marotti and W.C. McNabb
Postprandial indole and skatole formation in the rumen when feeding white clover, perennial ryegrass and lotus corniculatus
2002Jane K Kay, T.R. Mackle, M.J. Auldist, N.A. Thomson and D.E. Bauman
Endogenous synthesis and enhancement of conjugated linoleic acid in pasture-fed dairy cows
2001Sarah L Johnston, Roy, N.C., Davis, S.R., Tweedie, J.W., Kitson, K.E. and Lee, J.
y-glutamyl transpeptidase and amino acid transport for milk protein production in vivo
2000Ian S Tarbotton, M.S. Paine and A. Heath
Technology and information attributes for farm decisions - management of endoparasites in New Zealand
1999David Pacheco-Rios, B.P. Treloar, J. Lee, T.N. Barry and W.C. McNabb
Amino acid utilisation by the mammary gland: Whole blood versus plasma free amino acid pools
1998Justine M McGrath, J.W. Penno, K.A. MacDonald, W.A. Carter
Using nitrogen fertiliser to increase dairy farm profitability
1997Fiona M Miller, H.T. Blair, G.W. Reynolds and D.K. Revell
The role of cysteine in the increased parasite susceptibility of Romney sheep selected for hogget fleece-weight.
1997Jenny G Jago, J.J. Bass and L.R. Matthews

Evaluation of a vaccine to control bull behaviour

1996Janine L Dick and R.M.W. Sumner
Development of fibre and follicle characteristics related to wool bulk in Perendale sheep over the first year of life
1995Christopher R Burke 
1994Russell E Hovey 
1993Catherine J Morrow 
1993Robert J Knutson 
1992Scott McDougall 
1991Robyn A Dynes 
1991Henry N Jabbour 
1990Sue M Francis 
1989J Orleans-Pobee 
1988Jeremy G E Thompson 
1986Michael D Bown 
1986L Anne McClelland 
1985George J Cruickshank