Tuesday, 21 May 2024 09:55

RIP Jock Allison

Written by  Staff Reporters
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Well-known scientist Jock Allison has passed away.

The 80-year-old, a former head of the Invernay Research Centre near Dunedin, was laid to rest last Friday.

Allison passed away at Dunedin Hospital.

AgResearch says Allison was a huge contributor to the organisation, to the agriculture sector and to NZ as a whole.

"Quite rightly, that contribution will now be celebrated."

In 2000, Allison received the NZ Society of Animal Production's Sir Arthur Ward Award and was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to agriculture.

In 2003 he received the Bledisloe Medal for distinguished contributions to NZ's land-based industries.

Allison is survived by his wife Hilary and daughters Katherine and Amy.

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