Consortium Participants

Pastoral Genomics is an industry-good research consortium funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the following pastoral agricultural industry organizations:


New Zealand's foremost pastoral sector R&D organisation.


A New Zealand plant breeding and research company that specialises in pasture.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

The levy-funded organisation working in R&D, education, marketing and trade to improve New Zealand beef and sheep farm returns.

Dairy Australia

Is the national services body for Australian dairy farmers and the industry

Dairy NZ

The levy-funded organisation representing all New Zealand dairy farmers.


The research co-ordinator for the New Zealand deer industry.

Grasslands Innovation

Is a joint venture between Grasslanz Technology and PGG Wrightson Seeds that develops innovative forage grass, legume and herb technologies for pastoral farming systems.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

MBIE’s purpose is to Grow New Zealand for All. We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders tocontribute to the economy.

Research Provider

Pastoral Genomics contracts research and development work from AgResearch


Science Advisory Panel

PanelPastoral Genomics is supported by its panel of national and international experts in pasture research, plant breeding and forage product development, including:

Dr David Chapman, DairyNZ

Prof Joe Bouton, ex Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Prof Charles Brummer, UC Davis

Dr Haydn Kuchel, Australian Grain Technologies