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Animals, Food & You

Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.

  1. 26 November 2017 – Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Climate Change, Disease, Farming

    The changing disease climate

    As climate change gives tropical diseases new opportunities to spread, University of Melbourne veterinary epidemiologists watch for patterns in animal disease.

  2. 21 November 2017 – Agriculture Technology, Drones, Farm Technology, Food Security, Robotics

    Farming the future

    From robots and drones, to microwaves and genes, University of Melbourne's agriculture campus at Dookie is tackling the challenges facing a changing farm sector

  3. 9 October 2017 – Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Education, Law

    The jobs of 2027

    In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change; University of Melbourne experts look at how technology will revolutionise professions like nursing and law

  4. 30 August 2017 – Pets, Snake Bite, Snakes, Venom, Veterinary Sciences

    Mapping Australia’s snakebites for pets

    The first-of-its-kind Snakebite Map project, devised by vets at the University of Melbourne, tracks where and when our pets are being bitten around Australia.

  5. 23 August 2017 – Agriculture, Crops, Environment, Fertiliser, Manure

    The power of recycled poo

    A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.

  6. 27 July 2017 – Alcohol, Beer, Brewing, Dookie, Viticulture

    How a longing for ‘real beer’ turned a hobby into a career

    University of Melbourne students can study the art and science of beer brewing, thanks to a passionate lecturer who brews his own English-style ales.

  7. 14 July 2017 – Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Dookie, Farming, Robotic Dairy

    Are these Australia’s happiest dairy cows?

    The University of Melbourne's robotic dairy is home to some very happy cows; they decide when they're milked, and even enjoy a back-scratch in the process.

  8. 10 July 2017 – Agribusiness, Agriculture Technology, Dairy, Robotic Dairy, Robotics

    Meet the cow whisperer

    The University of Melbourne's own cow whisper is Kenny Oluboyede who oversees the award winning research robotic dairy at Dookie in rural Victoria.

  9. 4 July 2017 – Asia, Biometrics, Food, Food Sciences, Marketing

    Measuring deliciousness

    The University of Melbourne's sensory lab monitors conscious and unconscious responses to food, to measure what we really think about what we're eating.