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Our Science

Our focus is working closely with industry partners to achieve the outcomes they need. That means our science supporting greater value, productivity and profitability. The outcomes? Together we aim to double the value produced by the dairy, meat and textiles industries while reducing their costs and environmental impact.

AgResearch’s science activities are critical in ensuring the prosperity, security and sustainability of New Zealand’s pastoral and agri-food sectors. These are the backbone of our country’s economy. We will identify scientific and technological opportunities, turning them into tangible benefits for the sectors.

Animal performance

Jersey cow and fresians
Creating the technology to improve livestock breeding, productivity and welfare...read more.

Agricultural systems

Farmers using a laptop in the field
Complex and interconnected agricultural issues of interest to industry players and the public...read more.

Māori

A Maori farmer and his dog
We are committed to delivering solutions focused on the needs of Māori in the pastoral sector...read more.

Plant & forage

Dr Bruce Veit examines grass
Cultivating high-performance clover, grasses and endophytes that will improve on-farm productivity...read more.

Meat & dairy foods

A beef dish with sauce
Developing high-value foods and ingredients from pastoral-based industries...read more.

Textiles & biomaterials

Wool roving
Developing and delivering products and technologies that meet global consumer needs...read more.

Land & environment

Farm view with trees in fog
Enhancing land value, taking care of our environment and adapting to climate change...read more.

Biocontrol & biosecurity

A clover root weevil is pursued by an Irish parasitoid wasp
The prevention and control of pests and weeds and their impact on New Zealand farms...read more.