Our Sponsors


W: www.abacusbio.com

AbacusBio - WCGALP Welcome Reception Sponsor

Stand 12

AbacusBio is a privately-owned agribusiness company based in New Zealand and Scotland. 

Our purpose is to make a difference to agriculture using commercial acumen, science and technology. We have an experienced and diverse team with skills that range from practical on-farm management and budgeting, to genetics and mathematical modeling, to value-chain development, and technology valuation.  

AbacusBio has a wide international network which ensures we are up-to-date and bring independent thinking to our clients and projects. 

We are proud to be a sponsor of WCGALP and welcome any approach to discuss projects, careers or collaborative opportunities.

W: www.aviagen.com

Aviagen Group - Gold Sponsor

Stand 17 & 18

The Aviagen Group® is the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens and turkeys.

Since 1923, Aviagen® has established itself as the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River®, and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® are specialty breeding stock from Aviagen that offer greater flexibility for customers to meet specific or niche market requirements. The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., and joint ventures in Asia. Aviagen employs more than 3,900 people and has a distribution network serving customers in over 100 countries.

Aviagen Turkeys® is the premier supplier of turkey breeding stock worldwide. The company operates full scale breeding programmes in the USA and Europe, supporting the B.U.T.®, Nicholas® and Hockhenhull brands.


W: www.bentleyinstruments.com

Bentley Instruments - Gold Sponsor

Stand 09 & 10

Bentley Instruments is a designer and manufacturer of analytical instruments for the dairy industry. Headquartered in Minnesota in the U.S., it exports to breeding associations and dairy factories around the world as well as being the leading supplier of analytical instruments to American D.H.I.A. laboratories. Bentley's combis may be seen during the technical tour to the New Zealand L.I.C. laboratory. Bentley also represents Intellitech, New Zealand, for sales of it's innovative automation systems for milk laboratories, again in use at L.I.C.


W: www.cobb-vantress.com

Cobb-Vantress - WCGALP Barbeque Sponsor

Cobb is a global company serving our customers through the use of innovative research and technology to make protein healthy and affordable worldwide.  We are engaged in the development, production, and sale of broiler breeding stock. We are committed to providing progress, and quality in our products. We maintain the highest level of ethical standards and integrity in our relationships with Team Members, customers, suppliers, and our communities.


W: www.crv4all.com


CRV - Gold Sponsor

Stand 37 & 38

CRV is an innovative international cattle improvement organization.  

CRV helps farmers to breed and manage a healthy and efficient producing herd, developing products and services that help dairy and beef farmers to achieve these goals. 

 As a co-operative cattle breeding organization, CRV focuses on livestock farmers. It is the livestock that is the key to a good business income and job satisfaction. 

Breeding products: consisting of semen and embryos of high-quality cattle and bulls. CRV has advanced breeding programs with international scope.
Information products: CRV collects data on livestock companies around lineage, milk production, fertility, health and mineral management. This data is transformed into useful management information that uses livestock owners for their business.
Services: CRV provides services around the cow, such as artificial insemination, breeding advice, embryo transplantation, milk production registration sampling, exterior checks, pedigree registration, and so on. 

Together with the farmer we strive for optimal management by offering expert advice and innovative solutions.


W: www.csptechnologies.com


CSP Technologies - Silver Sponsor

Stand 04

Our company began manufacturing disposable, flip-top sampling vials for laboratory testing in the 1980's.

Making a transport vial that is aseptic by process of manufacture, easy to open and close, airtight, and most importantly, leak-proof, continues to be the foundation of our product offerings.

Since 2000, CSP Technologies, Inc. has been manufacturing a complete product line of CSP Dairy flip-top vials for the global dairy industry.

We work with customers to deliver a total solution. Our vials are designed to be fully integrated into our customers' dairy laboratory operations. 


W: www.datamars.com


Datamars SA - Silver Sponsor

Stand 41

Datamars is one of the leading global suppliers of high performance unique-identification solutions. Our enduring focus on innovation specific to the three markets we serve - companion animal ID, livestock ID and textile ID - have earned us a reputation worldwide for unsurpassed quality and performance. Our extensive experience and profound understanding of our customers' requirements allows us to provide complete and customized identification solutions that enable our clients to optimize critical operations and maximize efficiency.

With 30 years of experience, we have a clear vision of where, when and how unique ID can go beyond simple asset tracking to provide enhanced, positive returns on investment for our customers.


W: www.fossanalytics.com


FOSS - Gold Sponsor

Stand 19 & 20

FOSS is the world's leading provider of analytical instruments for the global food and agricultural sector. 

Working in partnership with the dairy and milk testing industry, FOSS keeps you ahead of the game with new analysis options for improved business opportunities. This is a claim that we are proud to support by highlighting two major product developments at the ICAR 18 event - the recently launched CombiFoss 7 featuring differential somatic cell counting for improved detection of mastitis and the revolutionary. BacSomatic for fully-automated rapid hygiene tests (bacteria count and somatic cell count) at the dairy. 

 All FOSS solutions provide convenience, speed and labour savings, while delivering high analytical capacity and low cost per sample. Specific solutions cover compositional analysis, somatic cell count and hygienic quality of raw milk and are provided in a flexible solution framework with a high degree of choice according to your business. www.fossanalytics.com

W: www.gallagher.com

Gallagher - Congress App Sponsor

Stand 43

Gallagher Animal Management pioneered New Zealand's first electric fencing system in 1938 and is today an internationally renowned leader in the innovation and marketing of animal management products. With decades of field expertise and listening to farmers from around the world, Gallagher has continually innovated to provide brilliantly simple solutions to make farm management easier and improve profitability Our offer includes electric fencing, weighing and electronic identification (EID), data collection, heat detection, wireless water monitoring systems and software solutions to enhance pasture based livestock farming systems.

W: www.genomnz.co.nz

GenomNZ (AgResearch) - Gold Sponsor

Stand 30 & 31

GenomNZ, New Zealand's foremost DNA testing laboratory, is accredited by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) to the ISO 17025:2005 standard. The laboratory specialises in deer, sheep, goat, cattle and aquaculture.

Genomnz provides a one-stop shop for DNA testing: including parentage assignment, single-gene tests, and SNP chip genotyping.

With advances in DNA genotyping technologies, GenomNZ is now offering new SNP based tests containing thousands of markers, including variants associated production traits and genetic diseases. These specific SNPs can help you to eliminate genetic disease in your animals and increase profitability by breeding animals with favourable production traits. These new tests provides high throughput genotyping and genomic information can also be used for genomic selection.

In conjunction with AgResearch research scientists it also offers DNA test development in new species, calculation of genomic breeding values and advice on genetic improvement, traceability and genetic conservation if required.

W: www.hendrix-genetics.com

Hendrix Genetics - Platinum Sponsor

A multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company. Hendrix Genetics is passionate about animal breeding. We have breeding programs in turkeys, layers, guinea fowl, swine, salmon and trout.

We look for innovative, sustainable solutions, together with the entire animal protein value chain. At the start of the chain, we have an influence on the outcome. For example, our responsible use of antibiotics program benefits producers and consumers. For us, better breeding today, means a brighter life tomorrow.

We aim to produce animals that thrive under all conditions. We strive to create value from breeding through to the consumer. Our programs are based on our breeding philosophies. Every Hendrix Genetics brand has its own breeding program. Each is tailored to their market.

Hendrix Genetics brands:
Layers: Babcock, Bovans, Dekalb, Hisex, ISA, Shaver
Turkeys: Hybrid Turkeys
Traditional poultry: Caringa, Sasso
Aquaculture: Landcatch, Troutlodge
Swine: Hypor

W: www.hyline.com

Hyline - Session Sponsor

Hy-Line International is a world leader in poultry layer genetics with a rich history of innovation. Founded in 1936, by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layer breeding.

Today, Hy-Line International continues to be a pioneer as the first company with its own in-house molecular genetics team leading the industry in application of DNA-based technology to its breeding and genetics program. 

Hy-Line produces and sells both brown and white egg stock to more than 120 countries worldwide and is the largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world. 

W: www.illumina.com

Illumina - Gold Sponsor and Coffee Cart Sponsor

Stand 24 & 25

Accelerating plant and animal genomic breakthroughs. A history of progress. A future of promise.

Exponential population growth and a changing climate create unique challenges for those working to maintain the food supply. Illumina is continually innovating, our agrigenomics technologies help plant and animal breeders and researchers identify desirable traits, leading to healthier and more productive crops and livestock.

W:  www.lely.com

Lely New Zealand - Gold Sponsor

Stand 28 & 29

Lely: Making farmers' lives easier with innovative solutions and tailored services 

Lely was founded in The Netherlands in 1948 and we have grown to become the market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers worldwide. Recognised and acknowledged as the leader in Dutch manufacturing, we now have in excess of 20,000 milking robots in operation worldwide. 

Priding ourselves on providing both innovative and sustainable automated systems to farmers in over 60 countries, we think outside the realm of traditional ideas and continue to support our customers in the choices they make to ensure they achieve their goals. 

We recognise that farmers all over the world make choices on how they operate their business and our goal is to provide the 'bright farming' tools required to help them make the best choices for both themselves and their businesses. This is achieved by providing advice and innovative solutions that contribute to efficient farm management and sustainable milk production, present and future. 

W: www.lic.co.nz

LIC - Gold Sponsor

Stand 26 & 27

Livestock Improvement (LIC) is one of the oldest farming co-operatives in New Zealand, with a proud history of providing services and solutions to improve farmer prosperity since 1909. 

We operate at the forefront of agri-science, and have pioneered some of the biggest innovations that provides today's farmers with their competitive edge on the world stage. 

Our commitment to their prosperity and productivity continues today, with genetics and information to create superior livestock; information to improve decision making to enable superior livestock; hardware and systems to improve productivity and decision making; and LIC International - adding value for shareholders, focussing on key markets. 

Strong investment into research and development also continues, to deliver on future farmer needs.  

Headquartered at Newstead, Hamilton, LIC more than 800 staff are based around New Zealand with offices also located in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Brazil, plus distributors in China, Japan, South Africa and South America.

W: www.ltz.de

Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH (LTZ) - Silver Sponsor

Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH (LTZ), based in Cuxhaven, Germany, is a globally active layer breeding company with more than 50 years of experience in commercial layer breeding.

True to its company slogan, LTZ constantly strives to produce the right hen for every management and the right egg for every market, all over the world. In order to sustain this, LTZ conducts selection for several imperative egg quality traits such as breaking strength, egg weight, egg size, egg colour, percentage of yolk, albumen height, an effective feed conversion rate, etc.  Plumage quality and the maintenance of the excellent health of layers are at the top of its targets as well.

W:  www.neogen.com

Neogen - Congress Sponsor

Stand 13 & 14

As an industry founder, Neogen GeneSeek's innovation and global leadership delivers reliable data, quick service and affordable technologies that empower your decisions in food security, animal care and life sciences. We make cutting-edge genomics part of your world. GeneSeek Genomic Profiles provide you with the most advanced genomic solutions, empowering your decisions in genomic selection, health management and research.

W:  www.rezare.co.nz

Rezare Systems - WIFI Sponsor

Stand 15

Rezare Systems specialises in software development for pastoral livestock farming, and develops tools for nutrient management, feed planning, and traceability using web and mobile technologies. 

The company specialises in customisation and bespoke development for agricultural service businesses and the supply chain.



SNPShot - Gold Sponsor and Lanyard Sponsor

Stand 32 & 33

SNPShot is a new company with a proven history of success. Having previously developed products for the agricultural sector, we set our sights on revolutionising the process of DNA sampling and have developed an end-to-end solution that is the simplest, most accurate and efficient system on the market today. 

W: www.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Gold Sponsor and Breakfast Sponsor

Stand 35 & 36

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a comprehensive range of powerful and innovative genotyping and gene-expression profiling solutions for plant and animal genetics research. Our cost-effective solutions enable researchers and breeders to identify, validate, and screen complex genetic traits in both animals and plants-diploid or polyploids. We supply microarray, sequencing, qPCR, and targeted genotyping by sequencing technologies for agrigenomics.

W: www.weatherbysscientific.com

Weatherbys Scientific - Silver Sponsor

Weatherbys Scientific commenced parentage testing thoroughbred horses using blood typing technology in 1985, and established operations at a facility on the same site as the Irish Equine Centre in Johnstown, County Kildare, Ireland.

In 2000, the technology for parentage verification changed to Microsatellite DNA markers. We started offering parentage testing services for other species – bovine, ovine, canine, companion and exotics. As the level of scientific expertise developed in the business, so too did the suite of DNA based services offered, and in 2010 the laboratory commenced genotyping cattle using SNP technology. The team quickly developed a reputation for service and versatility and genotyped cattle using the Illumina 7k low density SNP chip in 2012.

Weatherbys Scientific's reputation for service has been strengthening over time. Close relationships were established with the Irish Cattle Breeders Federation (ICBF) in 2012 and 2013, and the Weatherbys Scientific team collaborated, through a research project, in the development of a customised SNP chip (IDB) for dairy and beef breeds, genotyping 25,000 cattle/week (the largest program of its type in the world).

Weatherbys Scientific has achieved significant technical milestones – it is an institutional member of the scientific body of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) and it is also accredited by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR). It is also approved with Propel certification by Illumina, and has been selected as an Illumina Beta testing laboratory for new technologies.

W:  www.Zoetis.com

Zoetis - Gold Sponsor

Stand 21 & 22

Zoetis is the leading animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. 

Zoetis has one of the broadest portfolios of animal genetics products and support services in the industry. Our advanced genetic solutions help dairy, beef, and sheep producers make informed decisions to manage their livestock more effectively. Zoetis leverages our internal research capabilities and global network of strategic partnerships to deliver industry-leading products including HD 50K®, i50K®, CLARIFIDE®, and Shepherd®. 

For more information, visit www.Zoetis.com

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