Fiona Hely

Fiona Hely BAppSc(Hons)


Fiona is a logical thinker and a great problem solver. You will find that she has a good listening ear and is able to successfully help you piece the puzzles together to resolve challenges and meet your data needs. Fiona specialises in the design and simulation of breeding programs and optimisation, bringing to clients her deep background in data analysis and inference.

Fiona’s career highlights include:

  • Development of the turn-off application to turn a task that took the JBS team a week into a few minutes and allow them to run more flexible scenarios
  • Working with the team at ICBF and Teagasc to find a formulation of the dairy beef index that would work for farmers
Projects involved in:
  • Adding value to bovine genetics
  • ICBF Dairy beef index development
  • Wagyu genomic evaluations and optimised mating allocation for Brownrigg agriculture
AbacusBio Focus:
  • Design and implementation of optimised mating allocations
  • Development of genomic evaluation pipelines
  • Custom ShinyApp development
  • Cost benefit analyses to value collection of new phenotypes

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