Careful dung beetle management will help the environment and the bottom line, experts say

September 21st, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 19/09/2021, Jennifer Nichols
Landholders could unwittingly be killing some of the most valuable members of their herd by failing to minimise the impact of drenching farm animals for parasites. Key points: The beetles play a crucial role in burying the dung of introduced livestock and reducing the spread of disease, flies and parasites […] A CSIRO program that ran from 1964 into the mid-1990s imported dung beetles from southern Africa and southern Europe, with 23 introduced species now established in Australia and more entering quarantine for evaluation, to fill seasonal gaps in beetle activity in southern Australia.

Read more: