Fat is back for lambs: we may have gone too far towards leaness, claims a senior scientist with AgResearch's animal genomics team, Tricia Johnson.
Researchers are about to begin looking at how to gain the health benefits of drinking raw milk without risking the pitfalls.
A big challenge to the New Zealand sheep milking industry is that a lot of the known science is based on overseas indoor, or mixed indoor-outdoor systems.
How to get better reproductive performance from hoggets is the question AgResearch animal reproduction scientists at Invermay are seeking to answer.
AgResearch and Taratahi's new partnership aims to strengthen agricultural and hill country science and educational opportunities for the agricultural sector.
A conferance on NZ sheep milking is being held next month at Massey University, and it's already attracting participants from around the world.
With the more intensive farming practices used currently there is a need to ensure optimum animal health and pasture health for long-term environmental sustainability.