Who’s who in the zoo: uncovering animal social networks
We’ve monitored the social networks of livestock – namely cows and sheep – to help farmers manage their welfare.
Not chicken feed: helping the welfare of free-range hens
We’re egg-static to discover that enriching the rearing environment of baby chicks, with toys and everyday items, appears to have a positive impact on their welfare when adults.
A century of livestock research highlights
We’ve helped create some of Australia’s great innovations in the livestock sector over the past 100 years.
Dung beetles with benefits
A new species of Moroccan beetle has just arrived in our lab. Their job? To improve pasture quality and reduce fly populations. We’re expecting big things from these little creatures.
Emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide – are rising dangerously
In Australia, methane emissions from fossil fuels are rising due to expansion of the natural gas industry, whereas agriculture emissions are falling.
Outbreak ready: working to prevent human and animal disease
Our scientists continue their important work safeguarding human and animal health from disease, while we strive for a COVID-19 vaccine.
A cattle vaccine saves our steak in history
Vaccines are not just for human diseases. They also protect animals. Read how our work in the 1930s helped protect cattle from the devastating disease bovine pleuropneumonia.
Breeding resilience in a changing climate
Crop breeding techniques have come a long way in developing plants suited to Australian climates. But how far can we go?
Working hard to save our bacon from African Swine Fever
As African swine fever moves closer to home, our testing has found more pork products have tested positive for fragments of the virus.
What does the future hold for livestock production in Australia?
This thought leadership essay from CSIRO Agriculture and Food discusses future livestock production trends in Australia.
Helping cattle combat germs: more genetics, less antibiotics
How now, healthy cow? In a world first, we’ve genetically selected cattle with a better immune system, leading to better animal welfare outcomes, healthier cattle and fewer antibiotics in our food.