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.
New research into genetics and breeding could lead to New Zealand raising livestock with lower nitrogen emissions and so lower greenhouse gas effects.
A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.
A newly developed genetically modified ryegrass could be a game-changer for farming, says AgResearch.
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.
A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.
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.
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.
State-owned AgResearch says it is working on developing new methods to detect diseases like Mycoplasma bovis hidden at very low levels in livestock.