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 Consortium Partners
 Participants - Contribute funding to the consortium     

AgResearch; is New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute and is focused on delivering science to the livestock sector



Fonterra; New Zealands largest Dairy Business built on a rich  heritage of dairy expertise and passion.


Fert Research;  Funded by the Major Fertiliser suppliers promotes and encourages responsible, scientifically-based nutrient management.


PGG Wrightson; the primary goal of our research is to enhance farm productivity and profitability.






Dairy NZ Invests Dairy Farmer levies into research and services to benefit New Zealand Dairy Farmers




Deer Research;
A Joint venture between Deer Industry New Zealand and Agresearch investing in Research for Deer Farmers.





Beef+Lamb New Zealand;
is funded through farmer levies and provides services
to Sheep and Beef farmers.  


 Landcorp farming is a State owned enterprise  that operates throughout New Zealand with  Dairy, Sheep , Beef and Deer farming operations.   





Associate Members





Ministry for Primary Industries ; provide investment,  information, analysis and advice to the Government on issues affecting the economic and environmental performance of the sectors


NIWA; provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management and development of New Zealand’s atmospheric, marine and freshwater systems and associated resources.


Ministry of Business Innovation and employment  The New Zealand Government science funding agency



New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. The centre invests in research to reduce methane , nitrous oxide and enhance soil carbon stocks.





Research Providers




AgResearch; is New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute


DairyNZ;  undertakes research in key areas of dairy farming and validates that research by proving how effective specific innovations are in improving on-farm productivity

LIC; an essential partner on farm and in food supply chains 



Lincoln University is one of eight government universities in New Zealand, with a history  stretching back more than a hundred and twenty five years.






News: NZAGgRc Fact Sheets

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:00 Z

Together with the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, PgGRc has produced a series of fact sheets, to help people's understanding of the complexities around greenhouse gas emissions research.

News: Agricultural GHG Research Receives Boost through PGgRc

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:02:16 Z

The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) has secured funding from the agriculture sector and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to continue research to find tools for mitigating greenhouse gases.

Industry partners have committed $2.3 million and this will be matched by government through MBIE’s Partnership fund over the next seven years. The research work will be lead by AgResearch along with other national and international groups. 

Report: 2007-2012 5 year progress report

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 Z

This report outlines the highlights for the consortium over that period, identifies the targets areas for continued investment and provides a summary of the research areas that the consortium and partners have invested into over that period.
The updated PGgRc science progress report for the period 2007- 2012 can be found here.

Report: 2010 Annual Report

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:00:00 Z

This report is the seventh annual report to the Crown on the Research Programme of the Consortium. It details the progress made during a year where significant financial pressure was felt across the New Zealand  livestock sector. Highlights for the year include continual progress in understanding animal variation for methane emissions and the publication of the first Rumen methanogen genome. The full report can be accessed here


News: PGgRc genetic breakthrough may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:08:37 Z

Cows, sheep and other ruminant animals produce their methane emissions because of microbes that live in their digestive systems, and the PGgRc funded team has successfully mapped the genetic information of one of the microbes responsible. This discovery will accelerate work altering the methane generation of the organism through vaccine and pharmo-medical interventions.The findings have been published today in noted science journal PLOS One and this makes this ground-breaking research available to the wider scientific community.