1. About Us

    From research and the services we provide, to education, policy and the Dairy Industry Strategy, there's so much to discover in this section.

  2. New hub addresses challenges and opportunities

    Southern dairy farmers will soon benefit from a new science and research facility designed to support the local industry.

  3. Reducing nutrient losses wins dairy science award

    Investing in cutting edge science paid off for the Pastoral 21 (P21) research team from DairyNZ and AgResearch at the 2017 Kudos Science Excellence Awards.

  4. Grassroots science holds key to sustainable farming

    Converting from pines to pasture has been an environmental balancing act for Ngāi Tahu’s Paritea Farm in North Canterbury.

  5. Low-N cow research underway

    DairyNZ is leading a seven-year research project that aims to breed cattle with less nitrogen in their urine. This research could reduce sector-wide nitrate leaching by 20 percent, as DairyNZ geneticist Mark Camara explains.

  6. Cultivar performance under the FVI spotlight

    DairyNZ’s Forage Value Index (FVI) helps farmers choose the best-performing grasses for their region using its simple five-star rating system. Trials have now started to test the FVI systems under realistic dairy farm management conditions, as DairyNZ senior scientist Cáthal Wims explains.

  7. DairyNZ facility a world first in methane measurement

    Managing and reducing dairy cows’ methane emissions is crucial to the future of sustainable and profitable dairy farming in New Zealand.

  8. Methane tools in the pipeline

    Methane inhibitors are looking like one of the most promising tools to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

  9. Meet DairyNZ's lab team

    Most of the time, our laboratory team flies under the radar. Yet their work provides the foundation for DairyNZ’s innovations, resources and farmer support.

  10. Farmers play a pivotal role in fertility research success

    Dozens of scientists and more than 2000 farmers have been working together to improve cow fertility in New Zealand dairy cows.

  11. Plantain project a tool for targets

    DairyNZ has launched a potentially game-changing research project to test the benefits of plantain in local pastures.

  12. Tararua Plantain Project

    A project helping unconsented farmers keep on top of nitrogen leaching.

  13. Can genetics help to reduce nitrogen leaching?

    DairyNZ is about to start on-farm research that aims to breed cattle with a lower nitrogen footprint.

  14. Farm technology: pros and cons

    Many farmers have told us they'd like to know about new innovations that could help on-farm.

  15. Meet DairyNZ's Scott Farm Team

    Ben Fisher, farm manager at DairyNZ’s Scott Farm, explains how his team’s combined focus on farming and research provides them with unique challenges and rewards.