The New Zealand Society of Animal Production has been the major NZ forum for the presentation of research results on farmed animals including: sheep, cattle, dairy, deer and goats for over 70 years. 

New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production

Historically our papers were published in the form of an annual peer-reviewed proceedings and covered a wide variety of topics and species that are of interest to New Zealand farming. The majority of articles related to sheep, goats, deer and cattle. Papers on fibre and meat production, growth physiology, genetics, reproduction, lactational physiology and animal health are normally the major subject headings.

Since 2018, the papers have been published in the New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, and continue to cover similar content to that which the proceedings contained.

Papers, both from the proceedings and journal format can be accessed online at the link below.

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Our complete archive of papers (Journal and Proceedings) is available online

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Occasional Publications

Occasional publications provide a summary on a given topic of animal production. The timing of these is generally on an industry need basis. This often coincides with new advances in a field or lack of available material on an emerging topic. Often they contain a large amount of material from papers presented at previous conferences. The purpose of these books is as a practical reference for advisors, scientists, students and farmers who intend to immediately use the information provided i.e. succintly worded and practical. These publications are often also used as teaching and reference material in undergraduate agricultural degree courses in New Zealand and overseas.

Detailed information on how purchase our occasional publications is available on the Occasional Publications page