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

The secret life of an animal science student
Her classmates know her as Martha Broughton, but most are unaware that for the past few months, Martha has led a double-life as Massey University's...
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...
Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers
Hobby beekeepers could have a new product to recollect swarms and maintain bee reproduction rates thanks to the work of Massey University industrial...
Sophisticated new “plumbing” for Keeble paddocks
Massey University's sheep and beef research farm, Keebles, will be a focal point for new nutrient leaching research for sheep and beef farming with...
Plants, the New Zealand wars and international dancing
Sarah de Bruin is your typical kid from Dargaville. She grew up on a kumara farm, represented New Zealand in highland dancing, and is now double...
Agriculture’s leading students celebrated
Massey's School of Agriculture and Environment has named its top students of the year at their annual Agriculture Awards Dinner.


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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