Our research

About the B+LNZ research team

The role of the research team is to ensure B+LNZ delivers innovative and tangible research outcomes so New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers can make improvements to their farming system and business now and into the future.

B+LNZ's research portfolio is diverse and supports several projects and larger programmes across animal health, productivity and genetics, environmental health and mitigations (greenhouse gas) and landscape management. The successful delivery of research programmes is ensured by working with internal and external stakeholders. 

Contact us at research@beeflambnz.com

Our research team

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Dan Brier

General Manager, Farming Excellence
Suzanne Keeling

Suzanne Keeling, PhD

Sector Science Strategy Manager
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Mark Aspin

Senior Advisor, Environmental & Greenhouse Gas Research Programme
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Mhairi Sutherland, PhD

Senior Advisor, Research Programmes
Cara Brosnahan

Cara Brosnahan, PhD

Senior Advisor, Research Programmes
Gemma Jenkins

Gemma Jenkins, PhD

Genetics Programme Manager
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Lucas MacDonald

Programme Manager
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Dionne Needham

Programme Coordinator