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Agricultural Services

Statement of Vision and Mission


To be an international centre of excellence for on farm teaching and research.


To provide a sustainable and commercially successful farming platform that encourages and supports world leading agricultural teaching, research and information transfer.

Who we are

Massey University has a strong agricultural heritage in education and research starting in 1926 as an agricultural college.

The Agricultural Services Division is the University's operational unit that manages the Massey University farms and specialised agricultural research units.  Massey University has a large landholding with three conventional dairy units and one organic dairy unit, two sheep and beef breeding units, one deer breeding unit and a mixed enterprise/grazing/cropping unit.  The University farms a total of 2000 hectares with 12000 sheep, 1000 beef cattle, 1100 dairy cows and 170 deer.

What we do

Agricultural Services supports the University programme in a wide range of areas from agricultural research, teaching support, facilitating managers and technical input.   


Request for Research & Teaching on MU Farms.pdf (21 KB)  

Request for Visit MU Farms.pdf (21 KB)  

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