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Development of a dairy industry in a new area - land use change in Canterbury, New Zealand
(Institute of Agricultural Management and the International Farm Management Association, 2015-10-01)
Canterbury dairying increased from 20,000 ha in 1980-81 to 255,000 ha in 2013-14. During this time, Canterbury production increased from 2% of New Zealand’s milk to 19%. This paper examines factors that influenced this ...
Dry matter and sheep production of four dryland tall fescue-clover pastures 4-6 years after establishment
(New Zealand Grassland Association Inc., 2015)
Effects of tall fescue cultivar (‘Advance’ and ‘Flecha’) and clover species (white and subterranean (sub) clovers) combinations on pasture dry matter (DM) and sheep production were assessed in years four (2011/12), five ...
Perceived importance of areas of future research: results from a survey of sheep farmers
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2015)
New Zealand sheep farmers were surveyed and invited to rank the importance of research areas with a score of 1 being not important and 4 being very important. Mean scores (95% CI) were greatest for lamb survival, 3.47 ...
Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: Complications, implication and new political ecologies
In this chapter, we examine some nascent and tentative steps taken to mitigate GHGs from livestock production and the potential implications of these actions on the social and environmental systems within which livestock ...