SHEEP WINTERING OTAGO

Understanding the impacts of sheep winter grazing

The NZLT Sheep Wintering project is a research project based in Otago. The research (undertaken by AgResearch) aims to understand the significance of contaminant losses and the effectiveness of good management practices for sheep wintering to enable farmers to make evidenced-based land management decisions.

This project is funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries with sponsorship from Beef and Lamb NZ, Ballance Agrinutrients, Horizons Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Otago Regional Council and Environment Southland.

Results and information from the project 

Winter Grazing Overview 2023 – PDF 

Waitahuna Final Report – PDF 

Sheep Wintering Impacts – PDF