AgResearch has made some changes to its plan to slash jobs at Invermay, but the majority of staff will still be moving north to Lincoln.
No public information about the restructuring of Invermay is likely now before October 3, its finance and business performance director, David Godwin, says.
A meeting between the University of Otago and AgResearch over future co-operation has been hailed as ''positive''.
The University of Otago was not given warning about the decision to slash Invermay jobs and AgResearch declined a request to discuss restructuring plans before announcing them in July.
A final decision on AgResearch's plan to slash jobs at Invermay will be made in ''the next couple of months''.
Agresearch is proposing to shed nine staff from its Invermay campus as part of redundancy plans which could result in the Crown Research Institute Institute (CRI) cutting back its total workforce of employees by more than 40 people.
The fight to convince AgResearch's board to rethink its restructuring proposals will continue, despite confirmation of its plans to downsize Invermay.
Agresearch could reverse its plan to shift about 80 jobs from Invermay if enough staff refuse to move, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman Mike Petersen says.
AgResearch's refusal to release information about its plan to slash jobs at Invermay is yet another example of its lack of transparency, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
Public Service Association union members are urging AgResearch to put its Future Footprint plans on hold and rework the proposal with ''good levels'' of genuine community, stakeholder, staff and union engagement.
An anti-genetic engineering (GE) group wants to take the State science researcher to the Supreme Court after its bid to block transgenic livestock research was thrown out.
Staff at Invermay are angry at their treatment by AgResearch management after being told the organisation is sticking with plans to slash jobs at the Dunedin facility.
The Government is beginning to question its support for AgResearch's plan to slash jobs at Invermay, former Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson says.
Southern farmers will next month have a chance to air their concerns about AgResearch's decision to cut jobs from its Invermay campus.
A group of sheep breeders has passed a vote of no confidence in AgResearch over its handling of plans to slash Invermay jobs.
AgResearch is bidding to create herds of genetically modified animals to help people fight rare conditions. Chris Barton, of The New Zealand Herald, reports on both sides of the vigorous debate.
Federated Farmers Otago president Stephen Korteweg says he is heartened by an assurance that dry stock farm system capability to support deer, sheep and beef farming will be retained at Invermay, and that AgResearch's linkage with the University of Otago's genetics team will be maintained.
AgResearch is yet to provide estimates of how many staff will be lost as a result of restructuring, despite a request from Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
AgResearch's chairman has been attacked for saying only a small number of scientists at Invermay are ''mission critical'' to the organisation.