Current employment: Scientist (farm systems), DairyNZ, Lincoln
School: Mahurangi College 1999-2005
Training institute: Massey University 2006-2009 (BSc) and 2010-2013 (PhD)
DairyNZ scholarship recipient: 2006-2009
Paul is well into his career as a dairy scientist.
His career goal is to utilise his scientific skills and background in dairy farming to integrate new knowledge and technologies into parts of the wider farm system, with the aim of improving the profitability and sustainability of New Zealand dairy farms.
“These last few years have been full on. I have spent time in Ireland as part of my PhD study. That was a great experience which gave me the opportunity to see a lot of Europe as well as living in Ireland and learning about a different farm system.”
“Since finishing my PhD I have relocated to Canterbury, where I have been primarily working on the Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching project. This involves working with a network of monitor farmers to implement strategies to reduce nitrate leaching and monitor their impact. I have continued be involved in the Milksmart programme, rolling out information from my PhD studies. Recently, I’ve also been evaluating once-a-day milking and its potential as a resilient farm system that can improve the work environment of dairy farms and enable time to be spent on more rewarding and interesting work for farmers and employees alike.”