Feed efficiency: Residual Feed Intake
A Residual Feed Intake (RFI) Breeding Value (BV) would allow breeding companies and farmers to more accurately select the most genetically elite animals that maximise profit. This project looks as how we can predict feed efficiency in dairy cows.
Pastoral 21 Next Generation Dairy Systems was a collaborative five-year research programme that aimed to provide proven, profitable, simple, adoption-ready systems that lifted production and reduced nutrient loss.
Forages for reduced nitrate leaching
This programme aims to reduce nitrate leaching losses by 20 percent by delivering proven, adoptable and profitable pasture and forage crop options.
Chicory and Plantain Programme
The Chicory and Plantain programme of work aimed to determine milk production responses to supplementing a pasture-based diet with chicory or plantain in summer, and how grazing management affected the growth and quality of these herbs, as well as their persistence.
Pillars of a sustainable dairy system
The Pillars of a Sustainable Dairy System is a seven year programme of research to improve cow fertility and lifetime productivity.