DELIVERING IMPACTFUL SCIENCE TO BENEFIT NEW ZEALAND
AgResearch scientists are at the forefront of improving pastoral agriculture practices and outcomes to position New Zealand as a global leader in the development of environmentally sustainable, safe and ethical pastoral production systems. Their work across all areas of forage, animal science, environmental and farming systems science and the development of safe and value added food and bio-based products, is creating benefits and opportunities right across the value chain.
AgResearch played a key role in saving New Zealand up to $133 million a year in control costs, with a world first eradication of the invasive Great White Butterfly.
AgResearch scientists discovered a gene which means more lambs with little extra effort for farmers.
AgResearch has shown sheep milk has real benefits for gut health. Studies like this help grow New Zealand industries.
AgResearch scientists helped develop The Wool Runner, "the world's most comfortable shoe".
AgResearch's decade-long research into neonatal lamb deaths identified key genetic, maternal and environmental factors affecting lamb survival – all of which has changed farm practices and improved survival rates.
AgResearch has contributed $5m to the establishment of the world-class Southern Dairy Hub, which provides quality science to support the future of dairy farming in Southland and South Otago.