A delegation of top-level Chinese government officials has recently visited the University of Auckland to learn more about a world-leading research focused on health and productivity in the agricultural industry. Among the advanced innovations on display were Engender, a laser technology that can sex bull semen; Orbis, a diagnostic tool to analyse cow’s milk in real time; and Bovine Atlas, a 3D mapping of animal carcases to optimise meat processing. The meeting is set to spark cooperation between China and NZ on commercialising excellent research.