Project update

July 2022 – We are in the final winter of field measurements, the sheep have finished grazing the crop and field samples will continue to be collected through winter and spring until October 2022.

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. Final results are expected in early 2023.

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.


Related Documents:

PDF – Sheep Wintering Impacts