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Current Research

Here you will find information on our current research projects.

Through our research we aim to challenge current thinking, to explore new technologies and identify practices and tools to increase farm management capability.

Massey and Lincoln researchers and students work with the industry to ensure our work is informed from multiple perspectives.

Our research outcomes are an important part of our teaching programmes.

If you have any questions regarding our research please do get in touch either by using the comments box at the bottom of each page, or by emailing a Team member directly.

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Dairy Farm Succession: Rural Professionals working with family dairy farming businesses

There has been little research conducted on rural professions contribution to succession planning despite their important role here.  This proposed research with Rural Professionals working with dairy...

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Primary Innovation

Primary Innovation is an agricultural innovation system approach to increasing science impact. It is a programme of new approaches to enable more effective technology transfer and adoption. It is also...

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Dairy Farm Systems for the Future

How best to identify and design farming systems best suited to the changing environment and farmer circumstances is a challenge in today’s volatile world.Key questions that we seek to answer are: What...

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Financial Management Tools on Dairy Farms

This work follows on from the previous research and development work conducted by OneFarm in evaluating farm tools. This year, case studies will be conducted with four dairy farmers using two to three...

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Marginal Imperative Project

Is the marginal imperative alive and kicking? Does it manifest itself through data and, by inference, farmer behaviour? Economic theory shows that farm decision makers can operate optimal production s...

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How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems

DairyNZ have developed a training programme to improve the capability of novice consultants and this is being tested across seven consultancy firms. One important source of knowledge that would be use...

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The Farm Business Management Toolbox

Farm tools (software, packages, apps) are used by farmers and consultants to assist with farm decision making. Consequently industry, and DairyNZ as well as Red Meat Profit Partnership as its represen...

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Masters Research

This study is important because of the apparent opportunities and challenges pre...

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Zoetis WHP Calculator

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The Poultry Site

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The Pig Site

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The Fish Site

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The Dairy Site

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The Crop Site

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The Cattle Site

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Stocktake Plus

Decision support tool made for Northern Australia beef producers.

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Beef + Lamb NZ - Sheep Calendar

Interactive tool for mob type and lambing date to populate on farm activities, then customise your calendar to plan for the season ahead.

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Smart Water Use on Dairy Farms - Full Resource Pack

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ScoutPro Soy - Consultant

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ScoutPro Soy

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ScoutPro Corn - Consultant

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