Every day, some 26 million cattle in Australia are creating an estimated 80 million tonnes of livestock dung every year. Before exotic dung beetle species were introduced, rock hard dry cow pats fouled pastures, polluted creeks and dams during rain events and provided the perfect breeding ground for flies and parasites. As part of a $23 million research project, Dr Russ Barrow from Charles Sturt University has been conducting dung beetle workshops around the country.
Guest/Audio: Charles Sturt University researcher, Dr Russ Barrow.
Listen (19:05 – 24:30): https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/australia-wide/australia-wide/13542212