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Prof Danny Donaghy BAgrSci (Hons), PhD

Professor of Dairy Production Systems

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85112
    Location: 2.13, IVABS tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours - La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia (1994)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of New England, Armidale, Australia (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

pasture agronomy and physiology

grazing management

dairy farm systems

international dairy development

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Agronomy (070302): Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303): Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306): Crop and Pasture Production (070300): Farming Systems Research (070107)

Keywords

pasture

grazing

dairy

systems

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 5

Research Outputs

Journal

Lopez-Villalobos, N., Amorre, J., Rocha, J., Sneddon, N., Burke, J., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). OAD milking - dairy 1 massey university. Jersey focus. (September 2017), 13-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Rocha, JF., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Burke, JL., Sneddon, NW., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Factors that influence the survival of dairy cows milked once a day. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. , 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Roche, JR., Berry, DP., Bryant, AM., Burke, CR., Butler, ST., Dillion, PG., . . . Horan, B. (2017). A 100-year review: a century of change in temperate graxing dairy systems. American dairy science association. 96
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Rocha, JF., López-Villalobos, N., Burke, JL., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Traits other than production over lactations and production seasons in dairy cows milked once a day in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(4), 386-403
[Journal article]Authored by: Burke, J., Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Kaufononga, S., Donaghy, DJ., Hendriks, SJ., Matthew, C., Kemp, PD., & Cranston, LM. (2017). Comparative response of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass swards to variation in defoliation interval and height. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(4), 363-375
[Journal article]Authored by: Cranston, L., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Matthew, C.
Hendriks, SJ., Donaghy, DJ., Cranston, LM., Edwards, GR., & Chapman, DF. (2017). Perennial ryegrass breeding and the scaling issue: A review of system experiments investigating milk production and profit differences among cultivars. Animal Production Science. 57(7), 1289-1296
[Journal article]Authored by: Cranston, L., Donaghy, D.
Chobtang, J., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, SF., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Environmental trade-offs associated with intensification methods in a pasture-based dairy system using prospective attributional Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production. 143, 1302-1312
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Chobtang, J., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, SF., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Pasture-based Milk Production: A Case Study in the Waikato Region, New Zealand. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 21(5), 1139-1152
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Hendricks, S., Donaghy, D., Matthew, C., Bretherton, M., Sneddon, N., Cosgrove, G., . . . Hedley, M. (2016). Dry matter yield, nutritive value and tiller density of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass swards under grazing. Journal of NZ Grasslands. 78, 149-156
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Christensen, C., Donaghy, D., Hedley, M., Matthew, C.
Phillips, HM., Cranston, LM., Kemp, PD., & Donaghy, DJ. (2016). Natural seedling recruitment of Plantago lanceolata cv. ‘Ceres Tonic’ in an established sward. Agro Sur. 44(2), 3-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Cranston, L., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P.
Lockhart, J., Donaghy, DJ., & Gow, H. (2016). Murray Goulburn and Fonterra are playing chicken with dairy farmers.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Gow, H., Lockhart, J.
Chobtang, J., Ledgard, SF., McLaren, SJ., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of high and low intensification pasture-based milk production systems: A case study of the Waikato region, New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140, 664-674
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Lembeye, F., López-Villalobos, N., Burke, JL., Davis, SR., Richardson, J., Sneddon, NW., . . . Donaghy, DJ. (2016). Comparative performance in Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and crossbred cows milked once daily under a pasture-based system in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 59(4), 351-362
[Journal article]Authored by: Burke, J., Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Richardson, J.
Chobtang, J., Ledgard, SF., McLaren, SJ., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., & Donaghy, DJ. (2016). Appraisal of environmental profiles of pasture-based milk production: a case study of dairy farms in the Waikato region, New Zealand. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 21(3), 311-325
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Turner, LR., Donaghy, DJ., Pembleton, KG., & Rawnsley, RP. (2015). Longer defoliation interval ensures expression of the 'high sugar' trait in perennial ryegrass cultivars in cool temperate Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Agricultural Science. 153(6), 995-1005
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Rawnsley, RP., Langworthy, AD., Pembleton, KG., Turner, LR., Corkrey, R., & Donaghy, DJ. (2014). Quantifying the interactions between grazing interval, grazing intensity, and nitrogen on the yield and growth rate of dryland and irrigated perennial ryegrass. Crop and Pasture Science. 65(8), 735-746
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Smith, RW., Statham, M., Norton, TW., Rawnsley, RP., Statham, HL., Gracie, AJ., . . . Donaghy, D. (2012). Effects of wildlife grazing on the production, ground cover and plant species composition of an established perennial pasture in the Midlands region, Tasmania. Wildlife Research. 39(2), 123-136 Retrieved from http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=WR11032
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Turner, LR., Holloway-Phillips, MM., Rawnsley, RP., Donaghy, D., & Pembleton, KG. (2012). The morphological and physiological responses of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.)and tall fescue (Festuca arundinaceae Shreb.; syn. Schedonorus phoenix Scop.) to variable water availability. Grass and Forage Science. 67(4), 507-518 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2494.2012.00866.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Adediran, SA., Ratkowsky, DA., Donaghy, DJ., & Malau-Aduli, AEO. (2012). Comparative evaluation of a new lactation curve model for pasture-based Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(9), 5344-5356
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.

Book

Birchall, S., Burkitt, L., Day, P., Donaghy, D., Goudy, A., Hall, D., . . . Ward, G. (2015). Nitrogen and nitrogen fertilisers. In DJ. Donaghy (Ed.) Dairy soils and fertiliser manual. (pp. 12-1 - 12-25). : Dairy Australia
[Chapter]Authored by: Burkitt, L., Donaghy, D.Edited by: Donaghy, D.

Creative Work

Lockhart, J., Donaghy, DJ., & Gow, H.AugustLockhart, J., Donaghy, DJ., & Gow, H.August
[Media]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Gow, H., Lockhart, J.

Report

McCarthy, S., Wims, C., Lee, J., & Donaghy, DJ.(2015). perennial ryegrass grazing management in spring.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Donaghy, D.

Conference

Correa Luna, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Donaghy, DJ., Kemp, PD., & Almeida, GA. (2017). Brief communication: efficiency of crude protein utilzation and milk urea nitrogen content in friesian, jersey and crossbred cows milked once daily. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 91 - 92). : New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Lopez-Villalobos, N., Sneddon, NW., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Random regression curves for body condition score and live weight from cows in two different dairy systems over three seasons. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 72 - 76). : New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Gow, H., Goldsack, B., Lockhart, J., Watters, A., & Donaghy, DJ. (2016, June). Prospering within new and volatile market dynamics. Presented at South Island Dairy Event conference. Invercargill, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Kay, J., Roche, J., Donaghy, DJ., & Hughes, T. (2016). FeedRight. Proceedings of the South Island Dairy Event conference. (pp. 1 - 18). : South Island Dairy Event Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Donaghy, DJ., & Clarke, B. (2016). The grass whisperers - making pastures perform for you. Proceedings of the South Island Dairy Event conference. : South Island Dairy Event conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Chobtang, J., Ledgard, SF., McLaren, SJ., & Donaghy, DJ. (2016). Life cycle environmental impacts of future dairy farming intensification scenarios: A comparison of intensified systems based on nitrogen fertiliser versus maize silage. In LD. Currie, & R. Singh (Eds.) Integrated nutient and water management for sustainable farming. (pp. 1 - 7). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 29th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre - Integrated nutrient and water management for sustainable farming
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.Edited by: Currie, L.
Roche, J., Berry, D., Donaghy, DJ., Horan, B., & Washburn, S. (2016). Resilient pasture-based dairy production systems. In Proceedings of the Large Dairy Herd Management Conference, Large Dairy Herd Management Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Richardson, JM., López-Villalobos, N., & Donaghy, D. (2016). Project dairy 1: Interdisciplinary research contributing to sustainable dairy farming in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of Steps To Sustainable Livestock International Conference 2016. Bristol, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Richardson, J.Contributed to by: Richardson, J.
Chobtang, J., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., Ledgard, S., McLaren, SJ., Brandao, M., & Donaghy, D. (2014). Environmental trade-offs of dairy-farming intensification in New Zealand: case study in the Waikato. In Conference Proceedings. "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society"(pp. 1 - 154). , 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference Palmerston North: LCANZ and NZLCM Centre
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
McCarthy, S., Hirst, C., Donaghy, DJ., Gray, D., & Wood, B. (2014). Opportunities to improve grazing management. In D. Swain (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. Vol. 76 (pp. 75 - 79). : New Zealand Grassland Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Turner, LR., Donaghy, DJ., Pembleton, KP., & Rawnsley, RP. (2013). Effect of nitrogen fertiliser applications on botanical composition. In DL. Michalk, GD. Millar, KM. Badgery, & KM. Broadfoot (Eds.) 2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress. (pp. 1513 - 1514). : XXII International Grasslands Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Turner, LR., Donaghy, DJ., Pembleton, KP., & Rawnsley, RP. (2013). Effect of defoliation management on expression of the ‘high sugar’ cultivar trait in Tasmania. ?. (pp. 676 - 677). : XXII International Grasslands Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • Sept-Oct 2005 - Best-fed Chile
    developed and ran workshops with consultants, presented at field days with Chilean farmers and agribusiness
  • Aug 2013 - Intelact Ltd
    presented at annual industry conference, developed and ran workshops with consultants, presented at field days with farmers and agribusiness

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 2 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Stacey Hendriks - PhD
    Behaviour of transition cows and understanding behaviour for identifying cows at risk for metabolic diseases.

CoSupervisor of:

  • Martin Ladislao Correa Luna - PhD
    Optimal stocking rate for maximum profitability complying with environmental impact requirements on OAD full-season milking in New Zealand
  • Ivan Ordonez Vasquez - PhD
    Pursuing pasture sustainability through species diversity and soil-plant interactions

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Jeerasak Chobtang - PhD
    Appraisal of the environmental sustainability of milk production systems in New Zealand

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