Organisation: The University of Melbourne
Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation
AIC Priority Area: Building connections through an educational or community setting
Researchers from the University of Melbourne are collaborating with ICAR National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India to host workshops in Bangaluru and Melbourne on mitigation of heat stress in farm animals (cattle, sheep, goat, and pigs). Heat stress is one of the greatest challenges facing farm animal production as the recent increase in heat waves compromises animal welfare and performance during summer months, leading to devastating economic consequences to global animal agriculture. Mitigation of heat stress in farm animals is critical for Australia and India to reduce the negative impacts on animal welfare and promoting sustainable food animal production under the changing climate conditions to achieve food security. This project aims to increase cooperation and long term bilateral strategic partnerships between the two countries through collaborative workshops where researchers, decision makers, and livestock industry work together for improved knowledge and innovative mitigation technologies reducing stress in farm animals.
- 5 February 2020 – Workshop, Bangaluru
- 26 May 2020 – Workshop, Melbourne