As the climate changes and extreme weather effects become more common, cattle and other livestock are becoming more stressed.
In 1997, scientists announced they'd created a healthy sheep cloned from another ewe's mammary gland cell. Two decades on, the technique is being refined and applied to new challenges.
The case of bovine leukemia virus shows how scientists monitor health risks in our food supply and why it's critical to revisit scientific conclusions when new technologies become available.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
Africa's cities are melting pots of activity and interaction. There are fears that the continent's next major modern disease crisis will emerge from them.
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.
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
Wild dog attacks on livestock are devastating, but bounties and culling aren't the answer.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels
Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations
The focus of CITES is not solely on the protection of species. It also promotes controlled trade that is not detrimental to the sustainability of wild species.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
We assume that dogs are smarter than other domesticated animals, but science says otherwise.
Eating cows and sheep is unsustainable. Here are some better alternatives.
Eating meat means greenhouse emissions. But the emissions from growing crops may have been underestimated, meaning that a climate-friendly diet isn't as straightforward as simply going vegetarian.
Eating less meat isn't the only solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
French farms have seen a major outbreak of bluetongue virus, which can be fatal for sheep.
After the 2011 live export crisis, Australia brought in rules designed to keep animals in accredited abattoirs. But with breaches widespread, there is little evidence that the rules are being policed.
The recent Lancet Commission report rightly pointed out that climate change is a huge risk to global public health. But it shied away from one of the main issues: the world consumes far too much meat.