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Urine Sensors For Cattle To Reduce Nitrogen Loss

Friday, 1 December 2023, 10:59 am | AgResearch

It’s a wee issue but with a big environmental impact; and a new award-winning technology developed by AgResearch may help farmers to address it. Scientists at the research institute have developed what they call acoustic urine sensors to tackle ... More >>

New Tech To Boost Emissions Reduction Effort

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 2:28 pm | AgResearch

Ground-breaking new portable technology to measure methane emissions from cattle “on farm” will bolster efforts to reduce the climate change impact from livestock in New Zealand and overseas. The Portable Accumulation Chambers, developed by crown ... More >>

Meat Still On Menu For Most Despite Challenges

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 12:08 pm | AgResearch

More than nine out of ten New Zealanders are meat-eaters, a survey has found; though almost half of Kiwis have reduced their meat consumption in response to issues such as cost and health. The results of the online survey carried out in December 2021 ... More >>

Food Posts On Social Media Helping Drive Research, Change

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 11:10 am | AgResearch

If you have ever shared a hot take on social media about a food choice or eating experience, then you could be helping researchers who study consumer preferences and attitudes; and in turn influencing the evolution of food production. The collection ... More >>

Emissions Accuracy And Solutions Elevated By Award-winning Research

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 1:58 pm | AgResearch

  A research team whose work has significantly lifted the accuracy of measuring and reporting greenhouse gases, to better track progress and help find solutions, has won the Supreme Award at this year’s Science New Zealand Awards. AgResearch’s ... More >>

Better For Climate Does Not Mean Sacrificing Quality: New Findings

Friday, 30 September 2022, 11:19 am | AgResearch

Farmed animals bred for less impact on the climate are as healthy and produce meat quality just as good, if not better, newly published results of long-running research suggest. New Zealand has been a world leader in the recent development of breeding ... More >>

Huge Gains For Industry In 50 Years Of Deer Farming Science

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 10:29 am | AgResearch

From a noxious pest that should be exterminated to livestock providing high value products to the world, the deer industry in New Zealand has come a long way in 50 years – and the research that made it possible is now being celebrated. An event ... More >>

Scientists Launch Study Into What Makes The Best New Zealand Pork

Wednesday, 24 August 2022, 11:06 am | AgResearch

Researchers are investigating what makes great-tasting pork as part of an innovative eating quality project. Scientists at AgResearch are examining how factors such as gender and pH values impact the eating quality of pork. Consumer testing will help ... More >>

Research Confirms Red Meat Nutritional Advantage Over Alternative

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 10:49 am | AgResearch

Results from ground-breaking New Zealand research have shown red meat is a better source of protein than a processed plant-based alternative. Findings from a human clinical trial undertaken for the Pasture Raised Advantage research programme found ... More >>

New Drive To Harness Mātauranga Māori For Aotearoa

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 12:41 pm | AgResearch

Mātauranga Māori should be seen as adding to the toolbox to tackle the big issues for agriculture and other sectors, rather than something that threatens the science status quo, says the head of AgResearch’s new Māori Research & Partnerships ... More >>

Let’s Sleigh Focused On Reindeer Welfare This Festive Season

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 7:40 pm | AgResearch

While people are rightfully looking forward to a break after a tough year, let’s not forget the welfare of the hard-working reindeer this festive season, AgResearch experts say. With expertise in both deer research and animal welfare and ethics, ... More >>

World-first Research To Breed Low Methane Livestock Recognised

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:51 pm | AgResearch

The work of AgResearch scientists to successfully breed low methane emitting sheep, as a tool to combat climate change, has been recognised with the Supreme Award at this year’s Science New Zealand Awards. With the support of the industry through ... More >>

New App To Help Manage Costly Invasive Weed

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:33 am | AgResearch

A new free web app has been designed to help farmers, landowners and regional councils manage a costly weed that has resisted eradication efforts in New Zealand for over a century. Nassella tussock ( Nassella trichotoma ) occurs in drought-prone grasslands, ... More >>

Scientists Aiming To Enhance The `human-ness’ Of Infant Formula

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 1:29 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists think they have identified a unique new way to make infant formula more like breast milk and better for babies, using ingredients that could enhance brain development and overall health. Research into this next generation ... More >>

Science Helps To Cook The ‘perfect Steak’; Artificial Intelligence Used To Create Unique Recipes

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 1:35 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the ‘perfect steak’; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes. Working ... More >>

Machine Learning Aids Insights Into Cows’ Sleep

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:52 am | AgResearch

Just like humans, our dairy cows need their sleep; but AgResearch scientists have had to get innovative with new technologies to better understand the quality of shut-eye the animals are getting. Research into the sleep of cows is seen by researchers as ... More >>

Resilient Kiwi Spirit Kept Agriculture Strong Through Pandemic

Monday, 21 December 2020, 2:10 pm | AgResearch

Kiwi ingenuity and a drive to “make it work” have been pivotal in New Zealand’s agriculture sector getting through the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively little impact, according to a new study by AgResearch and its partners. Farmers and others working ... More >>

Research Funded To Unlock Seaweed’s Potential As New `superfood’

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:44 am | AgResearch

It is far from a staple on most Kiwi dinner tables, but AgResearch scientists are aiming to unlock the potential of seaweed as a go-to food with proven health benefits. And they have enlisted the services a of a world-class chef to help them do it. The ... More >>

Newly Funded Research Aims To Slash Waiting Time For COVID-19 Results

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:20 am | AgResearch

A new method to screen for COVID-19 infections could slash the current turnaround time of around 24 to 48 hours to just a few minutes, AgResearch scientists say. AgResearch is leading the research into this method - with support from fellow Crown Research ... More >>

Building To Help With Export Sector’s Recovery

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:38 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch chairman Dr Paul Reynolds said the Government’s capital contribution of $45 million towards a new education, science and innovation precinct in Lincoln is a huge boost for New Zealand’s COVID 19 recovery plan and the contribution to ... More >>





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