The eyes have it: revealing secrets of cow emotions

The eyes have it: revealing secrets of cow emotions

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels. University of Queensland Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics Director Professor Clive Phillips said people could gain valuable insight into cows’ emotional temperaments by observing…

Northern cattle industry boost

Northern cattle industry boost

A multi-million dollar research and development program will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry. The Northern Beef Collaborative Partnership between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and The University of Queensland (UQ) is the most significant injection of research funds into northern beef cattle for 20 years and is designed to…

$4.8m high steaks research

$4.8m high steaks research

New technology will provide transparency and accountability and producers will be paid for what they deliver in the beef, pork and lamb industries, through a $4.8 million grant from the Coalition Government to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Speaking from the nation’s beef capital Rockhampton, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,…

Art of wool

Art of wool

After the success of 2015’s The Art of Wool exhibition, held at Armidale’s New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in NSW, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) – in collaboration with NERAM – has announced a list of new cities and venues to host the exhibition during 2016 and 2017. The Art of Wool exhibition is presented…