New international science links to benefit New Zealand

New relationships forged between AgResearch and key overseas science organisations will provide a host of valuable opportunities for New Zealand, says Chief Executive Tom Richardson. “The first is a new strategic partnership involving organisations from three other countries, where we can share our scientific gains and better grasp the opportunities that come along,” Dr Richardson […]

Novel new research into animal parasites

A new AgResearch science project, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will investigate the potential of tricking animal parasite larvae to shed their protective shell (a process called ‘exsheathing’) on pasture so they die rather than being ingested by animals. This work is possible with the announcement of two year, […]

International interest in NZ TB test

A new test for bovine TB developed by AgResearch is attracting international attention. Principal Scientist Professor Bryce Buddle says it is early days yet, but they have encouraging preliminary results from a trial which shows the potential for a more accurate and cost-effective diagnostic test in the battle against bovine TB. “The current test used […]

Shortlist of five holds key to reduced methane emissions from livestock

AgResearch scientists have identified five different animal-safe compounds that can reduce methane emissions from sheep and cattle by 30 to 90%. Results from animal trials were presented at the 2015 New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Conference held in Palmerston North on 28 April. Principal scientist Dr Peter Janssen, who co-ordinates the methane research programme, […]

Pastoral 21 venture to boost productivity and reduce environmental impacts

Pastoral 21 is a collaborative venture involving DairyNZ, Fonterra, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  Designed to boost farm productivity and reduce environmental impacts, the programme, which began in 2007, is now well into its second phase, and has seen teams […]

Pastoral 21

Pastoral 21 is a collaborative venture involving DairyNZ, Fonterra, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Designed to boost farm productivity and reduce environmental impacts, the programme, which began in 2007, is now well into its second phase, and has seen teams […]