Massey Farms

Working with industry and research partners, Massey Farms run research and trials in areas of significance to science, the industry and consumer.

There are eight farms, including conventional and organic dairy units, sheep, beef and deer breeding units and a mixed enterprise/grazing/cropping unit over 2000 hectares.

The farm stock includes 9000 sheep, 700 beef cattle, 1100 dairy cows and 200 deer.

Research projects

Scientists working on our farms are researching relevant global issues facing the beef and dairy cattle, pastoral sheep and deer farm industries.

We welcome enquiries from industry and postgraduate students interested in working with us.


About us

Massey University has a strong agricultural heritage in education and research, starting in 1926 as an agricultural college. Today we are New Zealand’s number one university in agriculture and the only world-ranked agricultural and life sciences university. Massey is respected worldwide for our contribution to global agricultural-related research. 

Massey Farms surround Massey University's Turitea campus in the Manawatu, near the city of Palmerston North also one farm based over in the Wairarapa 15min north of Masterton. Please note: you need to make an appointment to visit our farms.



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Contact details

Postal address: PN414 Massey University Private Bag 11222 PALMERSTON NORTH 4442
Phone: +64 6 3505176  General Manager: +64 21 622 185

Please note: you need to make an appointment to visit our farms.