Dung beetles research

 

 

Mike Foley
Mike Foley@micksfoley

19 May 2017, 11 a.m.

More than $9 million in funding is available for new research to extend the benefits of dung beetles. More work is needed to establish species adapted to colder climates and sheep dung.

More than $9 million in funding is available for new research to extend the benefits of dung beetles. More work is needed to establish species adapted to colder climates and sheep dung.

Excrement consumption might not seem the most obvious choice for federal government funding.

But the latest round of the Agriculture Department’s Rural Research and Development for Profit Program is doing just that, flushing $9.2 million into a five year dung beetle research project lead by CSIRO

http://www.stockjournal.com.au/story/4668980/profit-in-poo-for-people-pastures/

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