$7m new funding for an agricultural research partnership
On: 9 July 2015
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will invest $7.3 million over five years in Pastoral Genomics through its research partnerships programme.
Pastoral Genomics is an industry-led research partnership between DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb NZ, Grasslands Innovation, NZ Agriseeds, DEEResearch, AgResearch, and Dairy Australia. MBIE funding will be matched by cash co-funding from the industry.
The partnership intends to use non-regulated biotechnologies, including genomic selection, to help progress breeding and commercialisation of high performing forages for grazing livestock. It aims to boost the economic and environmental sustainability of New Zealand’s pastoral farming.