Kate Stewart, helped by a pet ram lamb Skippy, won this year’s Massey University Rural News Group-sponsored video competition.
Massey University is to create a new standalone vet school, separating it out from the present Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences.
Irish grasslands researcher Dr Phil Creighton is leading a project looking at new grass species to improve ewe performance and speed the growth rate of lambs.
Massey University has signed as a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, awarded annually to the country’s premier Māori farmer.
Early results from a Massey University study show animal vaccinations are effective in preventing leptospirosis shedding in NZ dairy cattle, reducing exposure to humans.
Measuring the actual damage caused by pugging on farms is notoriously difficult, says Massey soil scientist Dr Dave Horne.
An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.
A Massey University agribusiness expert says Labour’s newly-announced water policy is problematic on several fronts.