Although the sale of an iconic New Zealand brand to overseas investors is somewhat sad, there are real advantages, says agribusiness commentator Nic Lees, of Lincoln University.
Phosphorus deficiencies in cattle fed on fodder beet are “spectacularly easy” to deal with, says Lincoln University senior lecturer in livestock health and production Dr Jim Gibbs.
Only about 20% of stock in the whole meat industry is actually being supplied to processors on contract, says Dr Nic Lees, senior lecturer agribusiness management at Lincoln University.
Organic farming advocates are welcoming a new Lincoln University course leading to a diploma in organic agri-food production.
LIC has launched a satellite-based pasture evaluation service, calling it a giant leap forward for pasture management.
A Lincoln University researcher investigating the role of intuition in farmers’ decisionmaking has had his work published in a scientific journal and as a novel.
Lincoln University is already working to transform itself as suggested in a hard-hitting report warning it is underperforming in many areas.
Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government should focus in its primary sector policy.
Long-time lucerne expert and advocate Professor Derrick Moot of Lincoln University says he’s now getting interest in his work from around the world.