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Research on Massey Farms is examining a broad range of areas such as nutrition, productivity and the impact of farming practices on the environment. Research is often undertaken in conjunction with industry bodies and across multiple farms, taking advantage of the unique topography of each. For instance Tuapaka is useful for hill-country related research and Riverside (in the Wairarapa region) gives scientists a testing ground for a drier climate.
Research on our farms focuses on the following types of animals and issues.
These studies are identifying feeding regimens for multiple-bearing (twin- and triplet-bearing) ewes in both pregnancy and lactation to maximise outcomes for the ewe and her lambs.
Investigating the prevalence and incidence of abortion in deer herds and identification of potential infectious and non-infectious causes.
The project is monitoring nutrient and sediment concentrations in a hill country stream at Tuapaka and identifying practices which increase losses.
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Last updated on Friday 08 November 2019