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  1. 14 July 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  2. 15 June 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Silage: Rocket-fuel for cows

    Silage provides key nutrition for livestock and allows farmers to manage feed - we ask University of Melbourne experts what it is, and why it smells?

  3. 20 April 2017 - Science Matters

    From Burundi to Australia: Transplanting farming know-how

    Former Burundian refugees in rural Mildura are helping University of Melbourne researchers discover how different farming methods could be used in Australia.

  4. 23 August 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Dairy’s (climate) changing future

    Climate change is forecast to reduce profitability for Australia's dairy farmers, but adaptation methods already in hand could help cushion the blow.

  5. 21 June 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Climate change: What it means for fruits

    Some fruits may be in short supply in coming years according to new research analysing the impact of climate change on Australia's fruit growing industries.

  6. 1 April 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Putting the chicken before the eggs

    The proposed rules for limits in the number of hens per metre allowed in free range egg farms work to make us feel better, rather than ensure animal welfare.

  7. 13 August 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    Scientists decode sheep blowfly genome

    University of Melbourne scientists are leading an international SWAT team in the fight against millions of raiders attacking an important farming industry.