Dryland Pastures

In memory of Malcolm Macfarlane

The Dryland Pastures Research team acknowledge the work of Malcolm Macfarlane in progressing the introduction of legumes onto dryland hill country farms. We were delighted Malcolm was overseeing the technical aspects of our research work in Southern Wairarapa. We are all saddened by his sudden passing and our thoughts are with his family, friends and…

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Effects of oestrogen content of lucerne on ewe ovulation rates

Dryland Pastures Research team leader Derrick Moot talks with PhD candidate Rachel Fields about her experiments which are investigating the cause of high phytoestrogen content in lucerne herbage and its impact on ewe ovulation rates when grazed (approx. 5 mins).