Helping to beat Cook Islands obesity epidemic

Many of the resources we take for granted in New Zealand schools are scarce in the Cook Islands, says Lincoln University ecology professor Steve Wratten. Following a recent trip to Rarotonga to talk about sustainable fruit and vegetable production, Professor Wratten was able to give 10 of Lincoln University’s binocular microscopes and lamps to the […]

Growing knowledge through collaboration

LU-Mg Growing You.jpg: Workshop participants. Dr Charles Merfield jpg: Dr Charles Merfield addresses the workshop. Photo credits: David Hollander. A collaborative workshop to help food producers gain specialist knowledge and skills was held at Lincoln University yesterday. Entitled “Growing You”, it is part of a series covering topics such as sustainable weed management and sustainable […]

China dairy trip

Keen to experience the Chinese dairy market first-hand, 14 northern Victorian dairy farmers visited the world’s largest dairy market last month. On the week-long trip, the members from the Rochester Dairy Business Network and local Rabobank operations followed the supply chain from Australia to China. Rabobank senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey said the tour was […]

Slow rebalancing in global dairy markets weighs on prices, but turnaround beginning

Recent decreases in international dairy prices and the 2014/15 milk price payout projection reflect the slow pace of the rebalancing that is taking place in global dairy markets, agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank said today. Rabobank New Zealand CEO Ben Russell said the current market price forecast will negatively impact New Zealand dairy farmer cash flow […]

New Zealand’s bioprotection continues to be a priority

Media Release 7 May 2015 The Bio-Protection Research Centre – a Centre of Research Excellence located at Lincoln University – has had its funding confirmed for another five years, by the Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, today. Established in 2003, the Bio-Protection Research Centre’s (BPRC) primary goal is to strengthen […]