Cattle farmers deal with a lot of persistent crap – literally. And the humble dung beetle might just be the answer they've been looking for.
With an estimated 24 million head of cattle nationwide, each dropping 12 pats of dung per day, Australian livestock farmers have an immense poop problem. To make matters worse, poo makes for the perfect breeding ground for millions of bush flies.
SO HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE FAECAL MATTER?
Two words. Dung. Beetles.