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
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:55

Changes may lead to unforeseen problems

Imposing changes on farming without considering wider issues such as economic and community impacts could cause unforeseen problems out ahead, says Robyn Dynes, science impact leader, AgResearch.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:55

Plantain can help reduce emissions

Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm’s greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists have found.

Published in Management
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:55

Sheep milking serious business

The sheep milk industry has made huge strides in the last four years, says Massey University associate professor Craig Prichard.

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:59

Sensors joining the mob to guard waterways

AgResearch says it has developed world-leading sensors to better understand how nitrogen is being excreted by cows, and so how best to tackle its effects on the environment.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:55

$45 million research centre underway

Work has begun on a new $45 million food research facility to support New Zealand’s exports.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 February 2018 12:55

Heat brings challenges for livestock

High temperatures and humidity are prompting questions about farm animals’ production, along with their welfare, AgResearch says.

Published in Farm Health