Thursday, 13 September 2018 09:55

Are your cows lying down enough?

We all know how important it is to get eight hours sleep, and while cows have different sleep patterns from us, they do need to spend a similar amount of time lying down. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:55

Cows emitting less nitrogen

New research into genetics and breeding could lead to New Zealand raising livestock with lower nitrogen emissions and so lower greenhouse gas effects. 

Published in General News
Monday, 13 August 2018 09:02

GM grass may provide answers

A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.

Published in Management
Thursday, 26 July 2018 07:55

Key step in GM ryegrass trial

A newly developed genetically modified ryegrass could be a game-changer for farming, says AgResearch.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:55

Give him a shout on velvetleaf eradication

Farm biosecurity in New Zealand needs to take a quantum leap forward whether for velvetleaf or any other threat, says AgResearch senior scientist Trevor James.

Published in General News

A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.

Published in Management
Saturday, 30 June 2018 09:10

AgResearch takes full ownership of Farmax

Agricultural software company Farmax Ltd is now 100% owned by state-owned AgResearch.

The SOE says it has acquired the shares of Brownrigg Agriculture, and Phil Tither, of AgFirst.

Published in General News
Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:55

Getting calves off to a great start

Dairy farmers and calf rearers will in a few months be flat-out dealing with new life on farms. AgResearch scientist Dr Sue McCoard and colleagues are working on adding valuable science and data to this important task. 

Published in Management

State-owned AgResearch says it is working on developing new methods to detect diseases like Mycoplasma bovis hidden at very low levels in livestock.

Published in General News

Livestock monocultures and inappropriate drenching practices are helping raise internal parasite resistance to triple combination drenches, says AgResearch.

Published in Farm Health