[14 November/Otago Daily Times]

AgResearch Invermay-based Principal Scientist John McEwan was awarded a Science NZ lifetime achievement award at a function marking 25 years of Crown Research Institutes. Dr McEwan has been based in Invermay since 1986 and was internationally respected for his work in improving livestock genetics. His nomination stated his dominant force behind numerous initiatives aimed at improving the genetic merit of livestock, mainly sheep. Dr McEwan has been the leader in many international consortiums and published over 280 publications. Dr McEwan viewed the lifetime achievement as a team award for the animal genomics group at Invermay and spoke fondly of past bosses including Ken Drew, George Davis, Peter Fennessy and Allan Crawford and other AgResearch staff.