Dark-cutting meat is the industry bane, an indicator of animal stress and the predictor of toughness. However, NSW beef researchers believe they might have discovered a hopeful sign in one particular cut.
Digestion of different forage-based silages by sheep and cattle is similar, according to new Australian research. This finding allows data from sheep to be used to evaluate feeds for cattle, and vice versa.
The impact of water quality in pig welfare earned veterinarian Diana Turpin the Australian Pork Limited award at this week’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, announced at the Canberra ABARES Outlook.