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

Getting farms to adopt innovation in agriculture
An award-winning study from Massey University has found that getting farmers to understand and adopt the newest ideas and innovations from...
Massey Agriculture sets sights on future
Massey University's School of Agriculture and Environment gave stakeholder's a glimpse into its future plans yesterday, including the announcement of...
New beef product could spark new industry
Massey University is investigating whether the dairy industry has the potential to drive a new class of beef product by rearing bobby calves who...
Scholarships give agriculture and horticulture students a hand up
The exceptional, and often times financially strapped, agriculture and horticulture students of Massey University have had a helping hand from...
Remembering the New Zealand Veterinary Corps
A plaque dedicated to the New Zealand Veterinary Corps has been unveiled at Massey University's School of Veterinary Science today.
From ‘townie’ to doctorate in agritech
When Dr Sue Chok left high school she had her sights set on becoming a doctor, but back then she had a medical specialisation in mind and the...
The secrets of low-methane emitting sheep
Dr Sandeep Kumar has been looking at one of the world's most pressing issues - greenhouses gases, and one bacterium that might hold the key to...


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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