Graham has been with B+LNZ Genetics since its inception in 2014 and achieved significant success over that time, including:
- The Partnership programme achieved an impressive two gold star from MBIE, recognising it as an excellent example of what Partnerships were set up to achieve;
- Development and launch of NZGE – the world’s first single-step genomic multi-breed genetic evaluation for sheep;
- The well-supported Sheep Breeder Forums and innovative digital marketing programmes, including last year’s virtual Beef Breeder Conference; and
- Collaboration with Australia’s MLA to form the Trans-Tasman beef genetics programme.
Graham says he is extremely proud of B+LNZ Genetics’ performance over the past five years.
“It’s been a privilege to establish this organisation and facilitate so much good research, breeder interaction and farmer extension. After five years, however, this is the appropriate time for me to move on to new opportunities and for the entity to move into a new phase.”
B+LNZ Genetics Chairman Chris Kelly will act as Executive Chair, until the organisation’s ongoing structure is determined.
For more information, contact Chris Kelly – 027 249 8883.