Advanced stock handling techniques reduce stress for livestock and landholders

Advanced stock handling techniques reduce stress for livestock and landholders

Advanced Livestock Movement and Management workshops hosted by Local Land Services Western Region at Ivanhoe, Wilcannia and Bourke, have highlighted new strategies to help overcome livestock industry challenges such as staff shortages and an aging workforce. Over the three days at each workshop, livestock expert Neil McDonald demonstrated practical and effective ways of handling livestock,…

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition. The 2.023kg sunflower topped a weigh-in at UQ Gatton campus on May 17 2016, after 3000 high school students put their plant science skills to the test in the classroom. Head of Agricultural Science at Glasshouse…

No kids, lamb chops don't grow on trees

No kids, lamb chops don't grow on trees

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are shedding light on the different ways people talk to their children about meat production, and what that means for family values and their understanding of agriculture and food. According to the research, it seems parents like to start having the conversation about where meat comes from while their…

Student invention shining example of sun safety

Student invention shining example of sun safety

Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during childhood and adolescence. Student Alana Clover has decided to do something about it. The Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and Bachelor of Business Management (E-Business) student is designing and building a wrist-band that monitors…