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.
$230 million is being spent over the next 10 years to produce definitive science on how to best manage land and water in New Zealand.
The water quality target of the West Coast's Lake Brunner has been achieved five years ahead of schedule, says Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Beef that can reduce cholesterol levels, milk that reduces the risk of allergies in children and cows' milk for the dairy-intolerant are the aims of three new AgResearch projects.
A former director of AgResearch, Dr Jock Allison, remains unconvinced about the validity of the AgResearch strategy that has driven changes in personnel.