Reproduction for Animal Performance

Reproduction for Animal Performance


The goal of reproduction research at AgResearch is to improve livestock in a way that will grow our agricultural productivity. Major research programmes focus on the reproductive efficiency of sheep and cattle. Embryo survival is a key area, with developing programmes that look at the reproductive cycle, puberty and seasonality.

Our scientists perform ongoing research in the areas of animal phenotyping, animal breeding, molecular genetics, reproductive endocrinology, histology and protein production and purification.


Embryo survival Reproductive cycle, puberty and seasonality Phenotyping Breeding Molecular genetics Reproductive endocrinology Histology Protein production and purification