17 Results for 'Lincoln University'

PR – A CASE STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF SUCCESSION AND GOVERNANCE ON A NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARM

Abstract Alderbrook Farm Ltd. (AFL) was established as a 50-50 sharemilking partnership in 1987. Since the initiation of operations, the business has grown to be a self-contained business of two farms and support blocks milking 1,200 cows on a farming ...Read More

PR – A CASE STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF SUCCESSION AND GOVERNANCE ON A NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARM

Abstract New Zealand’s economy is dependent on cow dairying’s contribution of approx. $7.8 billion to total GDP. However, it faces ratcheting pressure for more regulatory controls as the result of intense public scrutiny of its environmental footprint, predominantly relating to ...Read More

PR – IS SHEEP DAIRYING A MORE SUSTAINABLE LAND-USE PARADIGM FOR NEW ZEALAND THAN COW DAIRYING?

Abstract What China wants has profound implications for the export income generated from New Zealand and Australia’s agrifood sectors. A better understanding of ‘down under’ advantages in accessing the Chinese market, what this market demands, and how Chinese people go ...Read More

PR – WHAT CHINA WANTS FROM FARMING ‘DOWN UNDER’

Abstract In recent years, the concept of sustainability has been a feature in agricultural policy discussions. In this context it is important to understand the rationale of farmer’s decisions in relation to the dimensions of sustainability - economic, social, and ...Read More

PR – THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINED APPROACH FOR DETERMINING NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARMER ATTITUDES TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

Abstract: The productivity of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers has increased over the past decade. However, on-farm productivity needs to lift further for New Zealand’s red meat to continue to be competitive in world markets. The Extension Design Project ...Read More

PR – PROCESSORS AND FARMERS – WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

Abstract: We report on pastoral farming systems in Henan County (altitude 3600 metres) within the Sanjiangyuan (Three-River Headwaters) Region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Our information comes from in-depth interviews of 13 pastoral farming families, plus discussions with key local informants. ...Read More

PR – PASTORAL FARMING ON THE QINGHAI-TIBET PLATEAU

Abstract: 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 increase. The analysis draws on ...Read More

PR – DEVELOPMENT OF A DAIRY INDUSTRY IN A NEW AREA – LAND USE CHANGE IN CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand farming systems are based on ryegrass and white clover pastures. Production from these pastures under irrigation does not get much better than 17,000 kg of dry matter per hectare per year. This response relies on irrigation and nitrogen ...Read More

NPR – Utilising Lucernes Potential For Dairy Farming (p227-235)

New Zealand’s pastoral livestock farm systems, once predominantly breeding/finishing properties geared towards the commodity market have become increasingly diverse niche market producers leading to the development of additional farm management styles such as organic and integrated management. Farmers implementing these ...Read More

NPR – How Do Organic, Integrated And Conventional Sheep/beef Farms Differ In Meat Production? (p151-163)

Introduction - Livestock production in New Zealand is based primarily on pasture and forage for all classes of ruminants (Waghorn and Clark, 2004). Increasingly, sheep and beef cattle are being confined to dry hill country and some un-irrigated plains as ...Read More