Co-developed with farmers and a range of partners, the solutions we develop are built to work on New Zealand pasture-based dairy farms and help increase profitability and sustainability.
We’re always looking overseas and testing new ideas locally to push the boundaries of production efficiency and meet changing global expectations around greenhouse gases and animal care. This work ensures our farmers can remain world leading. Our research includes investing in genetics to improve herd productivity and how new technologies can help make dairy farming a more productive and attractive workplace.
Farmers feel a deep connection to and responsibility for the health of their animals and their land. DairyNZ supports farmers with the information and solutions they need to operate sustainably and responsibly. This includes our decades-long work to reduce nitrate leaching and our focus on minimising methane emissions.
Climate change and changing regulation creates different challenges for farmers across New Zealand. We are working to provide farmers with information on how climate may affect their region, and science-based solutions to help improve farm system resilience while maintaining profit.
We are also developing new solutions to help farmers meet regional environmental requirements –like the Tararua plantain project, which used plantain as an environmental forage to help farmers reduce leaching by an average 60 percent to meet targets outlined in the Horizons Regional Council One Plan.
We’re proud to support our world leading farmers to keep farming better by providing science solutions to farming challenges. Here are a few of the projects that we've invested in over the past 15 years.