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.
Feeding seaweed to cows: Our livestock methane research lights up
We’re feeding seaweed to cows to help reduce methane emissions in livestock, and to secure the sustainability and profitability of the livestock sector.
Measuring the worth of rural properties
New tech makes it easy to see a whole bunch of information about a farm in the same place at the same time and is set to revolutionise how decisions and investments are made.
Future foods could make you healthier, and the planet greener
Could future foods such as insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat feed us in both an environmentally sustainable and healthy way?
Wearables for wandering livestock
New wearable technology could revolutionize the way Australian farmers care for livestock.
Livestock-wear: The latest fashion on the field
Wearable tech is fashion-forward, but why should humans get all the bling? From Fitbit for sheep to collars for cows - we're using wearable tech to optimise livestock health, wellbeing, productivity and efficiency.
Fighting creepy with crawly
Spiders rank pretty low on most people’s ‘animals I’d like to work with’ scale. But this 'recovering arachnophobe' is putting her fears aside for science.
Long-term rural research partnerships still delivering value
Innovation means something real in agriculture. It means feeding the world in the face of climate change, water shortages, pests, natural disasters, and more. Here are just some examples of what we have achieved through our partnerships with Rural RDCs.