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Prof Danny Donaghy

Professor of Dairy Production Systems

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Agriculture and Environment

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85112
    Location: 2.29, AgHort B
    Campus: Turitea

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

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 1 12

Research Outputs

Journal

García-Favre, J., Lopez, I., Cranston, LM., Donaghy, D., & Kemp, P. (2021). The growth response of pasture brome (Bromus valdivianus Phil.) to defoliation frequency under two soil-water restriction levels. Agronomy. 11, 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Cranston, L., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P.
Hendriks, S., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Sheahan, AJ., Donaghy, D., & Roche, J. (2021). Supplementation of urea to a basal pasture diet fed to dairy cows to model N-partitioning relationships. Journal of Dairy Science Communications. 2, 21-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Correa-Luna, M., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Shalloo, L., Ruelle, E., Hennessy, D., . . . López-Villalobos, N. (2021). Productivity, profitability and nitrogen utilisation efficiency of two pasture-based milk production systems differing in the milking frequency and feeding level. Sustainability (Switzerland). 13(4), 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hendriks, SJ., Phyn, CVC., Huzzey, JM., Mueller, KR., Turner, SA., Donaghy, DJ., . . . Roche, JR. (2020). Graduate Student Literature Review: Evaluating the appropriate use of wearable accelerometers in research to monitor lying behaviors of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(12), 12140-12157
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Hendriks, SJ., Huzzey, JM., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Turner, SA., Mueller, KR., Phyn, CVC., . . . Roche, JR. (2020). Associations between lying behavior and activity and hypocalcemia in grazing dairy cows during the transition period. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(11), 10530-10546
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Correa-Luna, M., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Schutz, M., & López-Villalobos, N. (2020). Efficiency of crude protein utilisation in grazing dairy cows: A case study comparing two production systems differing in intensification level in new zealand. Animals. 10(6), 1-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, N., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Garrick, DJ., Rocha, JF., & Donaghy, D. (2019). Regression of traits-other-than-production phenotypes for cows milked once a day on estimated breeding values obtained from cows milked twice a day. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. 79, 140-143
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Garrick, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Correa-Luna, M., Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Schutz, MM., & López-Villalobos, N. (2019). Effect of genetic merit for milk urea on milk production and efficiency of crude protein utilization of grazing cows with contrasting supplement inclusion. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. 79, 112-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P.
Poole, C., Donaghy, DJ., White, RR., & Roche, JR. (2019). Association among pasture-level variables and dairy cow responses to supplements. Animal Production Science. 60(1), 118-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
Hendriks, SJ., Phyn, CVC., Turner, SA., Mueller, KM., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Donaghy, DJ., . . . Roche, JR. (2019). Lying behavior and activity during the transition period of clinically healthy grazing dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(8), 7371-7384
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Hendriks, SJ., Phyn, CVC., Turner, SA., Mueller, KR., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Donaghy, DJ., . . . Roche, JR. (2019). Effect of weather on activity and lying behaviour in clinically healthy grazing dairy cows during the transition period. Animal Production Science. 60(1), 148-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Flay, HE., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Macdonald, KA., Camara, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Donaghy, DJ., . . . Roche, JR. (2019). Hot topic: Selecting cattle for low residual feed intake did not affect daily methane production but increased methane yield. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(3), 2708-2713
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Cranston, LM., Pembleton, KG., Burkitt, LL., Curtis, A., Donaghy, DJ., Gourley, CJP., . . . Rawnsley, RP. (2019). The role of forage management in addressing challenges facing Australasian dairy farming. Animal Production Science. 60(1), 26-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Burkitt, L., Cranston, L., Donaghy, D., Harrington, K.
Lopez-Villalobos, N., Correa-Luna, M., Burke, JL., Sneddon, NW., Schutz, MM., Donaghy, D., . . . Kemp, PD. (2018). Genetic parameters for milk urea concentration and milk traits in New Zealand grazing dairy cattle. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. 78, 56-61
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Correa-Luna, M., López-Villalobos, N., Almeida Jr, GA., Donaghy, D., & Kemp, PD. (2018). Phenotypic correlations of milk urea and the efficiency of crude protein utilization with milk yield traits and cow performance in two contrasting dairy systems in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. 78, 76-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P.
Pembleton, KG., Rawnsley, RP., Turner, LR., Corkrey, R., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Quantifying the interactions between defoliation interval, defoliation intensity and nitrogen fertiliser application on the nutritive value of rainfed and irrigated perennial ryegrass. Crop and Pasture Science. 68(12), 1100-1111
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D.
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: Burke, J., Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Rocha, JF., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Burke, JL., Sneddon, NW., & Donaghy, DJ. (2018). Factors that influence the survival of dairy cows milked once a day. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 61(1), 42-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Burke, J., Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Roche, JR., Berry, DP., Bryant, AM., Burke, CR., Butler, ST., Dillon, PG., . . . Macmillan, KL. (2017). A 100-Year Review: A century of change in temperate grazing dairy systems. Journal of Dairy Science. 100(12), 10189-10233
[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., Hendriks, S., Kemp, P.
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., Hendriks, S.
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 New Zealand Grasslands. 78, 149-156
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Christensen, C., Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S.
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.
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.
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

Hendriks, S., Phyn, CVC., Turner, S-A., Mueller, KR., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Donaghy, D., . . . Roche, JR. (2020). Technical note: A comparison of editing criteria for lying-behaviour data derived from three-dimensional accelerometer devices on grazing dairy cows. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. Vol. 80 (pp. 8 - 13). : New Zealand Society of Animal Science and Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Sneddon, N., Donaghy, D., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2020). Genetic parameters, breed and heterosis effects for conformation scores in cows milked once a day. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. Vol. 80 (pp. 51 - 54). : New Zealand Society of Animal Science and Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Jiang, H., Hickson, R., Woods, O., Morandeau, M., Burke, J., Correa-Luna, M., . . . Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2020). Persistency and lactation curves modelled using nonlinear random regression in dairy cows milked once a day. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. Vol. 80 (pp. 131 - 136). : New Zealand Society of Animal Science and Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burke, J., Donaghy, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Lu, Y., Hickson, R., Gedye, K., Correa-Luna, M., Donaghy, D., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2020). Milk composition and productive and reproductive performance of cows from A1 and A2 β-casein variants, milked once or twice a day. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. Vol. 80 (pp. 137 - 142). : New Zealand Society of Animal Science and Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Gedye, K., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Jarman, J., Kay, J., Neal, M., Donaghy, D., & Tozer, P. (2020). Implications of using an extended lactation to change from a spring-calving to an autumn-calving farm system in South Taranaki. New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production. Vol. 80 (pp. 143 - 149). : New Zealand Society of Animal Science and Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Tozer, P.
Lopez-Villalobos, N., Ariyarathne, HBPC., Gedye, K., Correa-Luna, M., & Donaghy, DJ.Association of a SNP in the DGAT1 gene with productive and reproductive performance and profitability in grazing cows milked once and twice a day.. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE. (pp. 74 - 74). 0022-0302.
[Conference]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Gedye, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Ordóñez, I., López, I., Kemp, P., Donaghy, D., Horne, D., & Dorner, J. (2019). Consequences of botanical composition and its changes over time on soil water dynamics. Proceedings of the XXII Latin American Soil Science Congress. : XXII Latin American Soil Science Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P.
Hendriks, S., Phyn, C., Turner, S-A., Mueller, K., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., Donaghy, D., . . . Roche, J. (2019). The use of precision technologies to predict calving and ill-health in transition dairy cows. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week 2019 Proceedings (Cattle). (pp. 21 - 22). : Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Hendriks, S., Phyn, C., Turner, S-A., Mueller, K., Donaghy, D., Kuhn-Sherlock, B., . . . Roche, J. (2018). Profiling behavioral changes during the transition period in clinically healthy grazing dairy cows.. Journal of Animal Science. (pp. 72 - 72). : ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Hendriks, S., Mueller, K.
Van Der Spek, P., Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Donaghy, DJ., Laven, RA., Mueller, KR., . . . Doohan, H. (2017). Comparison of health and reproductive treatments over three seasons for once-a-day and twice-a-day milking herds. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2017. Vol. 77 (pp. 211 - 215). : Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society for Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Mueller, K.
Van Der Spek, P., Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Donaghy, DJ., Laven, RA., Mueller, KR., . . . Doohan, H. (2017). Comparison of health and reproductive treatments over three seasons for once-a-day and twice-a-day milking herds.. , Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society for Animal Production 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Mueller, K.
Lopez Campbell, IF., Ordoñez, IP., Kemp, PD., Donaghy, DJ., Herrmann, P., Hernández, F., . . . Bhatia, S. (2017). Pasture brome (Bromus valdivianus) leaf growth physiology: a six-leaf grass species. In SL. Woodward (Ed.) Agronomy New Zealand. Vol. 47 (pp. 13 - 22).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Donaghy, D., Kemp, P., Lopez Campbell, I.
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.
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.

Other

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.

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

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 283.301 Pasture Production and Practice

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 3 1
Co-supervisor 5 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Sam Wilson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the impact of abiotic stresses on the ability of plantain to reduce nitrogen losses from pastoral systems.
  • Priyanath Jayasinghe Mudiyanselage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the tropical forage species for improving the dairying in tropics
  • Sagara Yapa Hetti Pathirennehelage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating reproduction and nutritional interactions of dairy cows

Co-supervisor of:

  • Athanas Ngou - Doctor of Philosophy
    Evaluation of the Causes of Infertility in Dairy Cattle in Tanzania
  • Bia Anchao Oliveira - Doctor of Philosophy
    Species diversity in pastures as a tool that provides pasture stability persistence and defoliation flexibility
  • Pablo Dominguez Martinez - Doctor of Philosophy
    Integration of different grass species, as a strategy to reduce seasonality and increase stability and persistance of pastures.
  • Nguyen Truong Thi Nguyen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effect of plantain on milk production and nitrate leaching by dairy cows
  • Javier Garcia Favre - Doctor of Philosophy
    Agricultural function of Bromus valdivianus as part of New Zealand grazing systems

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Stacey Hendriks - Doctor of Philosophy
    Behavior changes in grazing dairy cows during the transition period are associated with risk of disease

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Iván Ordóñez Vásquez - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pursuing pasture tolerance and resilience through species with different functional traits and soil-plant-water interactions
  • 2019 - Martin Ladislao Correa Luna - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dietary crude protein and nitrogen utilisation in two contrasting dairy systems
  • 2016 - Jeerasak Chobtang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Appraisal of the environmental sustainability of milk production systems in New Zealand