Prof Paul Kenyon

Head of Institute
Institute for Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

+64 6 356 9099 ext. 4471

Prof Paul Kenyon

Biographical Information

Professor Kenyon completed a BAgriSc in 1996, MApplSc in 1997 and PhD in 2002 at Massey University. The topic of his PhD research was "Effect of mid-pregnancy shearing on lamb birth weight and survival to weaning".. He was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Sheep Production systems in 1999 and has been promoted through the ranks reaching Professor in 2011. He was appointed Head of the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences in 2015.

The research he undertakes is aimed at improving on-farm productivity and profitability. Specific programs include: maximizing ewe lamb (hogget) breeding, multiple-lamb survival and growth, improving lamb growth rate, reducing dystocia in heifers, improving beef cow efficiency, alternative herbages to improve ruminant productivity, and potential long term effects intra- and inter-generational effects of dam nutrition, pregnancy rank, parity and size. He has led or co-led more than 100 sheep research studies in the last 10 years in New Zealand. Currently he has collaborative sheep research projects in: Australia, China and in Uruguay. He has presented on more 120 occasions to scientific and farmer audiences in the last 15 years and published and co-published more than 300 scientific articles and have supervised numerous honours, masters and PhD students. This research has attracted considerable interest from both the New Zealand and international sheep industry. A considerable amount of the research he undertakes is in partnership with industry bodies in New Zealand.


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