Wolves killing livestock are seizing an opportunity for a meal in a landscape with little natural prey.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
The basic payments scheme that sustains 90% of farmers will be gone by 2028, but the reductions are biting already.
How an item of traditional Afghan dress became a staple of western “hippie” fashion from the 1960s right up to today.
The presence of multi drug-resistant bacteria in goats and sheep in southwest Nigeria may be due to regular use of antibiotics and unhygienic practices by farmers.
New treatment for osteoarthritis works in sheep and mice. Hopefully, human trials will start soon.
A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.
The science of making reagents, the chemicals needed for the COVID-19 finger-prick test.
A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Pastoralism is a central part of many Africans’ identity. But how and when did this way of life get started on the continent? Ancient DNA can reveal how herding populations spread.
Integrating trees into farming systems can improve farming, help the environment, and boost animal welfare too.
He told The Conversation that even when he finished his degree in the 1990s “the economic rationale for continuing the trade wasn’t strong”.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
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.
New research suggests Dolly’s cloning process didn’t create health problems.
It’s no surprise sheep can recognise people – their intelligence is often overlooked.
Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
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.