Massey Farms

Working with industry and research partners, Massey Farms run research and trials in areas of significance to science, the industry and consumer.

There are eight farms, including conventional and organic dairy units, sheep, beef and deer breeding units and a mixed enterprise/grazing/cropping unit over 2000 hectares.

The farm stock includes 9000 sheep, 700 beef cattle, 1100 dairy cows and 200 deer.


Research projects

Scientists working on our farms are researching relevant global issues facing the beef and dairy cattle, pastoral sheep and deer farm industries.

We welcome enquiries from industry and postgraduate students interested in working with us.

 

About us

Massey University has a strong agricultural heritage in education and research, starting in 1926 as an agricultural college. Today we are New Zealand’s number one university in agriculture and the only world-ranked agricultural and life sciences university. Massey is respected worldwide for our contribution to global agricultural-related research. 

Massey Farms surround Massey University's Turitea campus in the Manawatu, near the city of Palmerston North.

Please note: you need to make an appointment to visit our farms. 

News

Tuapaka Hill Country research symposium
Scientists, farmers, businesses and regulators from across the region gathered at Massey University earlier this month to discuss the research being...
Is sheep milk woolly good?
A muffin and a slice of cheese cake is great kiwi fare. But what happens when the savoury cheeses in the muffin is made from sheep milk, and dessert...
Massey Indonesia partnership aids farming across borders
When Kiwis think farming, they picture wide-open spaces and a land of opportunity, but across the world in Indonesia the space is scarce and the...
Top agriculture student shares secret of success
Bachelor of AgriCommerce student James Robertson is your classic jack of all trades, but rather than mastering none, he excelled in everything he put...
The science of saving our honey bees
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive...
Saving birds through their own song
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone - new funding is giving...
Massey student nominated for New Zealander of the Year
Massey University Masters' student Ms Marnie Prickett has been selected as one of ten nominees for New Zealander of the Year.


Contact details

Postal address: PN414 Massey University Private Bag 11222 PALMERSTON NORTH 4442
Phone: +64 6 3505176  Director: +64 21 423 003
Fax: +64 6 3505646

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