Dung beetle FAQs: ask expert

9 September 2021
Mirage News

Researcher on the Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers project Dr Russ Barrow from Charles Sturt University looks forward to the day when producers apply the principles from cattle or sheep production to their “mini” livestock.

He’s actually referring to the beetles who live underground going about their important work 365 days of the year and who could potentially be charged with much of the heavy lifting when it comes to industry goals such as sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Here, Russ outlines some of the gains for livestock producers from supporting diverse dung beetle populations and explains how more producers can benefit.

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