Kōrero: Knowledge-based industries

Sheep genes

Sheep genes

John McEwan (left), a scientist with AgResearch’s Invermay Agricultural Centre near Dunedin, heads a biotechnology team that has discovered how to identify sheep with a genetic resistance to internal parasites. These rams can breed other sheep with the same Wormstar gene, so farmers will need fewer chemicals to control the parasites, saving more than $1,000 during each ram’s lifetime. Mike Tate (right) of Catapult Genetics, has helped to develop the biotech breakthrough for commercial use.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 24 October 2007, p. 24
Photograph by Neal Wallace

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Biotechnology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21758/sheep-genes (accessed 30 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017