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

McMeekan Memorial Award for Massey researcher
Professor Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos has been awarded the prestigious McMeekan Memorial Award.
Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea
A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea...
Water quality workshop takes problems global
Scientists from around the globe gathered at Massey University last month to share concerns and research with councils and organisations around...
Māori business students get Asian insights
Four Massey business students have been given first-hand experience of the Asian market through two government-funded study tours to the region.
Right on the tip of their tongues
Identifying the breed of a new-born calf is not always easy, but Massey University research suggests their tongues may hold a clue.
Feeding the world and learning from it
Massey University Master of Science (Animal Science) student Caitlyn Poole knows if we are to feed the world, international relationships are key.
Pre-schoolers help plant natives
Massey Childcare and Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo have helped Massey University staff plant approximately 700 native trees and shrubs.


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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