Bison once dominated the Great Plains but were nearly wiped out by hunters in the 1800s. Now scientists are learning that bison's presence improves plant and wildlife diversity on the prairies.
The unpopular badger cull has had only 'modest' success in reducing bovine TB, according to a recent report. What would an alternative approach that was effective and humane look like?
An internet-breaking 6'4" steer isn't the only animal to reach gigantic proportions.
An Australian steer named Knickers broke the internet this week. The heavyweight Holstein-Friesian weighs as much as a small car, but genetically speaking he's within the normal range (just).
Lung plague attacks cattle causing disease and death, and more than US$60 million in losses annually in Africa. A new vaccine could prevent the disease.
The use of antibiotics in raising livestock is complex. We could be moving towards a less-than-ideal result due to poor understanding, over-simplistic messaging and a rush for competitive advantage.
In the face of shocking footage of animals dying on ships, it seems impossible that our live export trade will remain as it is. Here are three areas to address.
Footage of sheep transport conditions have shocked many, but live export has a long history in Australia.
Technology which located Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city from the 15th century.
Twenty years ago, a Texas court decided Winfrey hadn't defamed the state's cattle industry. At the time, local media struggled to explain the science at stake in the case.
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Environmentally friendly beef is a myth, according to a new report.
Bulls aren't the worst offenders – and 94% of walkers killed had dogs.
Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
The humped Brahman cattle are now a regular sight across northern Australia, but it was a challenge to get them accepted by producers.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
There are many theories on how livestock made its way to South Africa. The answer is quite complex and not as simple as one would think.
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
Eating cows and sheep is unsustainable. Here are some better alternatives.
Cape York's ecosystems are worth as much as the Queensland economy.