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Animal performance

Livestock is the cornerstone of New Zealand’s export earnings.

Improving the performance of animals is key to maintaining a future in these industries. AgResearch’s scientific expertise in areas including genomics and transgenics not only improves the efficiency of existing systems, but demonstrates the value of developing new technologies.


Reproduction

IVF
Improving livestock breeding using cutting-edge technologies...read more.

Health & nutrition

Vaccine development
Developing a better understanding of infectious diseases of animals and the processes of the rumen...read more.

Sustainability

Flock of sheep with mountains in background
Environmentally friendly farming practices that will protect our land and environment...read more.

Genomics

Test tubes
We undertake a wide range of research and provide comprehensive technologies...read more.

Behaviour & welfare

Scientist with a fresian calf
Understanding animal behaviour and improving their welfare...read more.

Growth & development

Deer and fawn
Understanding growth patterns and the role they play in boosting animal performance...read more. 

Productivity

Dairy cattle on a rotary milking platform
Research into improving and growing the meat, dairy and wool outputs of livestock...read more.