Spotlight on benefits of pre-lamb drenching

Latest research is challenging the popular belief that drenching ewes around the time of lambing will consistently provide production and financial benefit, AgResearch scientists say. At the recent Beef + Lamb New Zealand AgInnovation conference in Palmerston North, AgResearch parasitologist Dr Dave Leathwick reviewed the science around the production benefits from drenching ewes at lambing, […]

AgResearch and Agersens Collaboration

AgResearch and Agersens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to understand the application of an innovative new virtual fencing technology to farms in New Zealand. The MoU will enable the two parties to work together to run trials and evaluate the operation and effectiveness of the Agersens’ eShepherd technology in New Zealand’s […]

AgResearch helping people to breathe easier

With air quality an increasing concern for people around the world, AgResearch is doing its part in the development of innovative pollution masks that protect the everyday health of users. AgResearch scientists have worked with fibre innovation company Lanaco (formerly Texus Fibre) in the development of its wool filter technology being used in pollution masks […]

Partnering to protect agriculture sector

With China now New Zealand’s largest goods trading partner, scientists from both countries are set to work more closely on protecting their agriculture sectors from threats like pests and disease. New Zealand’s AgResearch has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Plant Protection – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) to enable […]

Top chef sings praises of sheep milk

One of New Zealand’s leading chefs has declared himself a fan of sheep milk products, saying they provide new opportunities for dishes to meet the needs of his diners. Marc Soper, the 2016 New Zealand Chef of the Nation winner and Executive Chef at Wharekauhau Country Estate in the Wairarapa, says he first encountered sheep […]