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Ruakura Research Station

Ruakura Research Station

Dr C. P. McMeekan was the first director of Ruakura Research Station, near Hamilton, where he specialised in research to define the most productive management systems on dairy farms. He wrote books on the subject and spoke passionately about them at field days for farmers. McMeekan introduced the annual Ruakura Farmers Conference and field days where dairy farmers could come and hear the latest in research results.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Department of Agriculture research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008