Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.
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.
If you can’t make it to the upcoming AgCatalyst 2016, here are the top 5 next big things in food and agriculture.
Since we might not be ready to eat insects ourselves, could we instead feed insects to our farmed animals to feed our growing population?
Hitching a ride with our kangaroos, platypuses and koalas is the biodiversity you don’t normally see: parasitic worms, or helminths.
Our researchers at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) have worked together with Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars to share research insights that will help protect Australia’s livestock
Eating less meat isn’t the only solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
We’re free of some of the world’s worst livestock diseases. The manifesto that upholds this protection has just been heralded with a prestigious biosecurity award.