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Changing New Zealand dairy farm systems
There have been dramatic changes in New Zealand dairy farm systems over the last decade. There is evidence that the basic grass dependant dairy farm systems are becoming more intensive with greater amounts of supplementary ...
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 ...
The carbon footprint of energy consumption in pastoral and barn dairy farming systems: A case study from Canterbury, New Zealand
Dairy farming is constantly evolving to more intensive systems of management, which involve more consumption of energy inputs. The consumption of these energy inputs in dairy farming contributes to climate change both with ...
Energy efficiency outlook of New Zealand dairy farming systems: An application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach
This study evaluates energy efficiency of pastoral (PDFs) and barn (BDFs) dairy farming systems in New Zealand through application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach. Two models constant return to scale (CCR) and ...