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2019 Fieldays Networking Function

Massey University alumni, students, staff and friends are invited to join the Massey team at the Verandah for an informal evening of nibbles, refreshments and a short presentation from Dr Nicola Schreurs.


Thursday 13 June, 2019
5.30pm – 7.30pm

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The Verandah, Hamilton Lake Domain, Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton

Dr Nicola Schreurs

One of Massey’s rising stars, Dr Nicola Schreurs completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) and PhD in animal science at Massey University before moving to France where she did her post-doctorate at INRA, Clermont-Ferrand. Returning to New Zealand in 2008, she pursued a career in agricultural and animal science at Massey University.

Her research has covered a diverse range of topics including examining the viability of internal parasites of deer grazed on different forages, to studying the formation of meat flavour compounds in the rumen of sheep, modelling the muscle characteristics of beef cattle for understanding beef quality, considering how on-farm factors influence the meat quality of lamb and most recently, investigating the use of surplus dairy-origin calves for the production of a yearling beef product.

Dr Schreurs will share some insights into a career in research and academia and shares some insights from the current research she is involved in.