Investing in water quality could fatten up cattle

Renovating dams and improving water quality could fatten up cattle and reap long-term financial rewards, according to a new study by the Australian National University (ANU). Aussie researchers, led by Leo Dobes, conducted a cost-benefit analysis of renovating dams to promote weight gain for cattle on farms in south-eastern Australia. They found that there was … Continue reading Investing in water quality could fatten up cattle

Paint eyes on a cow’s butt to stop lion attacks

One might be forgiven for mistaking a field full of livestock with eyes painted on them as some kind of Illuminati petting zoo. In reality, a joint study from UNSW Sydney, Taronga Conservation Society Australia and Botswana Predator Conservation shows that the painted eyes protects livestock from predators in landscapes where they coexist. In a … Continue reading Paint eyes on a cow’s butt to stop lion attacks