Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:35

Mutant sheep answer to wool’s woes?

Research into mutant sheep with the naturally occurring trait of straight rather than crimped wool may lead to new potential for wool, says AgResearch scientist Jeff Plowman.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:32

Higher temperatures mean more worm risks

Parasites in sheep will become more of a problem for New Zealand farmers as temperatures rise with climate change, says AgResearch principal scientist John McEwan.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 19 December 2016 14:53

Exploring emotions on the farm

AgResearch scientists are doing some ground-breaking work into the emotions of livestock.

Published in General News
Friday, 02 December 2016 15:32

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates.

Published in General News

AgResearch scientists are looking into how common pests in New Zealand are fighting back against traditional measures to control them – and whether it all comes back to evolution.

Published in General News

The recent New Zealand Grassland Association “packed” its annual conference with papers promising productivity gains and environmental solutions for pastoral farmers, the organisers say.

Published in Management

New Zealand's regulations on genetically modified agriculture are “not fit for purpose,” says South Canterbury farmer and national president of Federated Farmers, William Rolleston.

Published in General News

A free online tool used in the fight against invasive pests and weeds is experiencing a surge in new interest as farmers seek to ward off infestations that can mean millions of dollars in lost earnings.

Published in General News

The New Zealand Grassland Association’s 78th annual conference last week was packed with papers promising productivity gains and environmental solutions for pastoral farmers.

Published in General News
Saturday, 05 November 2016 16:20

New grasses have huge benefits

Grasses being developed by AgResearch scientists are expected to result in healthier animals, better production on the farm and less impact on the environment.

Published in General News