Scientists search for lustrous lambs

AgResearch scientists are on the look-out for lambs with curious coats and they need farmers help to find them. Last year, a lamb with an unusual wool coat was identified by a farmer and brought to the attention of AgResearch staff involved in the AgResearch Enhanced Wool Quality project.   This picture shows the lamb (facing) […]

AgResearch receives grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development

AgResearch announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Senior Scientist Dr Axel Heiser, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Mycobacterial biobeads as a novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine”. “This grant will enable us to research a new way […]

A successful year for AgResearch

On-farm pest control, new value-added products and improved environmental performance are three of the significant contributions made by AgResearch scientists to New Zealand’s agricultural economy over the past year, according to its 2012 annual report. At the same time, the country’s largest scientific organisation has sought to realign itself more closely with its farmer, government, […]

A scientific world first at AgResearch

AgResearch scientists have bred the first cow in the world to produce high protein milk that may be hypo-allergenic. The work by scientists at AgResearch’s Ruakura campus has been published in the current edition of the prestigious American science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  Daisy ​“This is tremendously significant,” says AgResearch […]