With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
Australia’s wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Mice began breeding a couple weeks early this spring, so our experts are anticipating a plague by autumn. But how can two weeks make such a difference? And are mice really that big a problem?
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
If you can’t make it to the upcoming AgCatalyst 2016, here are the top 5 next big things in food and agriculture.
Egg-laying mosquitoes have been found in more than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes. What can we do to keep them out?
Aquaculture needs evidence-based investigations if it’s to proceed sustainably, including water column monitoring, waste management, and the effects of climate change.
Our animal experts have been training veterinary practitioners, animal health managers, diagnosticians and livestock industry representatives in biosecurity and emergency animal diseases.
Since we might not be ready to eat insects ourselves, could we instead feed insects to our farmed animals to feed our growing population?