Turning 80 million tonnes of livestock dung into farming profits

1 November 2019
NSW Farmers

THE arrival of 6,000 very special dung beetles at Charles Sturt University marks a milestone in a program designed to turn the 80 million tonnes of dung produced by Australian livestock each year into millions of dollars of benefits for farmers.

The Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers (DBEE) program, a five-year national research effort led by Meat & Livestock Australia and backed by the government, aims to introduce three new overseas dung beetle species to livestock properties, to assist producers. The species have been specifically chosen to fill seasonal and geographic gaps in the distribution of the dung beetles that have already been introduced across southern Australia.

Author: Ingrid Laurence

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