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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Accelerated lambing system

Date published 2 July, 2007

This brief outlines an experiment where groups of ewes are lambed every 73 days in rotation, giving a continual supply of lamb. This is compared to the conventional 365-day system.

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ID number R&D Brief 129

Animal Welfare (Dogs) Code of Welfare

Date published 26 June, 2010

Code of welfare relating to dogs.

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Annual legumes enhance animal production from summer dry pastures

Date published 1 January, 2007

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand-funded MaxClover project aims to increase the profitability and flexibility of dryland farms through maximising clover in the sward. This brief looks at annual clovers for summer dry pastures.

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ID number R&D Brief 125

Beef cow conception rate and influences

Date published 2 March, 2009

This brief outlines the results of a nationwide survey that looked at what influences beef cow conception rates.

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