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SNP chip technology a $52m fillip for farm sector – researcher

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2012.

New Zealand farmers stand to gain $52 million over the next five years from scientific innovation which has given a local company a signficant lead in screening sheep for potentially profitable genetic gains, says a senior researcher, John McEwan, who estimates another $26 million of off-farm benefits will also be earned. Depending on short and […]

NZ innovation underpins global probe of sheep genome

Peter Griffin posted in on February 8th, 2012.

New Zealand science has made a key contribution to international research which has laid open the genetic history of sheep — one of the world’s most important livestock species — with the potential to garner economic benefits for sheepfarmers. The new study, published today in  PLoS Biology, maps out how humans bred  sheep for specialised […]

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