Weather and soil effects on animal behaviour
Monitoring cows on winter crops to measure lying times in good and bad weather
Effect of crop type on calf size and traits
Fodder beet vs kale wintering of pregnant cows – resulting impacts on calf stature (size) and bone density.
Crop type & allocation effect on behaviour & lactation performance
Milk production in Spring after different rates of different crops fed over winter
Demonstration project - Changing Crop establishment for better wintering outcomes
Comparison of conventional vs minimum tillage crop establishment, and any impacts on soil or animals
Feeding behaviour of R1 heifers on fodder beet or kale
Measuring growth rate of calves on kale vs fodderbeet and assessing differences intime spent ruminating.
Forage value index validation
Interaction between genetic merit potential of perennial ryegrass cultivars and nitrogen fertiliser in a pastoral grazing system
Catch crops for cleaner water - Lysimeter trial
Measuring ground water leaching under column lysimeters, under winter sown catch crops sown at different dates