Research

Finding better ways

The Brownrigg Agriculture approach to research can be summed up in our relentless pursuit to ‘find a better way of doing things’ and this is encapsulated in our company purpose ‘to lead innovation in our field‘. Brownrigg Agriculture’s research falls into two broad categories:

  • Applied research, i.e. applying existing and new technologies; and
  • Finding specific solutions to issues and opportunities that confront us in our unique operating environment.

The success of research at Brownrigg Agriculture comes down to one main item, monitoring. Monitoring is behind the continuous improvement ethos that pervades our Livestock and Cropping enterprises.

Research in Cropping is led by Jonathan Brownrigg and driven by an inhouse team of agronomists, with specific expertise being called in as necessary.

Research in Livestock is driven by David Brownrigg and is predominantly channeled through our joint venture partner On Farm Research, encompassing ongoing work in the areas of pastures, fodder crops, lamb production and Wagyu breeding and meat quality.

In addition, the Brownrigg Agriculture Livestock business has developed a high degree of expertise in the area of systemisation of pastoral livestock production.  A good part of this progress is now encompassed in the Farmax system which we jointly own.