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Prof Danny Donaghy

Professor of Dairy Production Systems

School of Agriculture and Environment


Contact details

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

Research Expertise

Research Interests

pasture agronomy and physiology

grazing management

dairy farm systems

international dairy development


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)






Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 7

Research Outputs


Creative Work



Consultancy and Languages


  • 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
Supervisor 3 0
Co-supervisor 3 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Co-supervisor of:

  • Javier Garcia Favre - Doctor of Philosophy
    Agricultural function of Bromus valdivianus as part of New Zealand grazing systems
  • Martin Ladislao Correa Luna - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dietary crude protein and nitrogen utilisation in two contrasting dairy systems
  • Ivan Ordonez Vasquez - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pursuing pasture sustainability through species diversity and soil-plant interactions

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

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

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