Research findings

Every year Beef + Lamb New Zealand invests farmer levies in research and development that increases productivity on sheep and beef farms. Here you’ll find in-depth reports from our research projects, and briefs to help you apply the findings on your farm.

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2014 - Archived research and development briefs

Date published 25 August, 2014

These R&D briefs have been 'retired' and removed from the website, but can be emailed on request.

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Animal Welfare (Dogs) Code of Welfare

Date published 26 June, 2010

Code of welfare relating to dogs.

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Benefits-of-dairy-farms-using-better-beef-genetics-fact sheet

Date published 1 September, 2016

This Dairy Beef Integration project compared the use of Ezicalve (high estimated breeding values for calving ease and live weight) to unrecorded Hereford sires on a dairy farm and assessed the impacts on mating, calving, calf rearing and beef finishing. Using beef sires with high EBVs had benefits for both dairy and beef farmers.

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ID number Fact sheet 116

Breeding for reduced worm drench requirements in sheep

Date published 1 April, 1999

This project looks at the feasibility and implications of breeding for worm resilience in lambs.

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ID number R&D Brief 34

Breeding sheep with resistance to nematode infection

Date published 1 April, 1999

This project finds it’s possible to select for resistance to nematode infection, but that most gains are made when you use performance records and index selection.

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ID number R&D Brief 33
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