Independent dairy processor Synlait is to set up an R&D centre at Massey University, Palmerston North.
Recent bizarre weather – floods quickly followed by drought – has prompted a Massey University scientist to suggest that farmers may need to look at changing their farm systems.
Dairy farmers and workers must take extra precautions because a newly discovered strain of leptospirosis is not covered by a vaccine.
We must stop thinking about agriculture in the traditional sense, says Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas.
The growing need for farmers to have farm environment plans has prompted Massey University to develop a new course to help train rural professionals to do these.
Except for veterinary science, all Massey University agricultural academic courses are now in one school – the School of Agriculture headed by Professor Peter Kemp.
New research from Massey University suggests that lambs can be successfully weaned lighter and earlier, with benefits for the mother as well.
Kate Stewart, helped by a pet ram lamb Skippy, won this year’s Massey University Rural News Group-sponsored video competition.