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Breeder newsletter September 2021

Welcome to our September 2021 issue

Highlights

AbacusBio part of major review of the Dairy National Breeding Objective 

Save the date for Expo 2020 Dubai

New PhD student looking at reducing nitrogen leaching and farm emissions

Helping Ugandan pig farmers to better model their profits

Contents

From left to right: Loame Kok, Madeleine Post, Kendra Armstrong, Leticia Lara, Chris Adams, and Megan Vasko

AbacusBio moving from strength to strength in plant breeding

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio has taken on the world of plant genetics in its stride, since merging with plant breeding company, Gemnetics in 2019. We target this niche area with new ways of thinking and working alongside our growing team of international talent.

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AbacusBio continues strong growth, to appoint new MD

by AbacusBio

There is no doubt we live in interesting and challenging times! At AbacusBio, like many businesses, we have re-shaped our work practices in response to the global impact of COVID-19.

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Army experience brings new perspective to bee genetics project

by AbacusBio

Deepak joined us in May on a short-term contract this year after completing a Master of Business Data Science degree at the University of Otago.

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New PhD student looking at reducing nitrogen leaching and farm emissions

by AbacusBio

Jabus Kok recently started his PhD at Lincoln University in Christchurch, in collaboration with AbacusBio, where he is co-supervised by consultants Peter Amer and Peter Fennessy.

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Helping Ugandan pig farmers to better model their profits

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio consultants, Tim Byrne and Tom Kirk, have been working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to develop a new bioeconomic model for Uganda pig farmers to better understand and improve productivity and revenue.

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Festival for the Future inspires new hope for AbacusBio consultants

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio consultants, Cherokee Walters and Loamé Kok, attended one of New Zealand's most inspiring events, Festival for the Future, in Wellington – and got back energised for the future!

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Jason Archer accepts new role at B+LNZ

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio consultant, Jason Archer, has recently left our team for a new role at Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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Brian Wickham symposium a great testament to his research career

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio consultant Peter Amer recently spoke at a mini-conference that celebrates Dr Brian Wickham's more than four decades of work in cattle breeding.

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AbacusBio part of major review of the Dairy National Breeding Objective

by AbacusBio

AbacusBio consultants are working with DairyNZ and the wider dairy farming industry to evaluate the importance of genetic improvement and as part of a major review of the NBO, to define the type of cow farmers want to milk now and in the future.

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New intern joins Edinburgh team, researching sheep and beef benefits

by AbacusBio

We’re excited to welcome a new intern, Lovisa Bergmann, into the Edinburgh team! Lovisa has just completed her third year of a Bachelor degree in global agriculture and food security at the University of Edinburgh.

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Save the date for Expo 2020 Dubai

by AbacusBio

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. We hope to see you there!

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