Transfer of mitigation technologies for heat stress in farm animals

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Dr Surinder Chauhan, Professor Brian Leury, Dr Kristy DiGiacomo, Professor Frank Dunshea and Professor Robyn Warner, from Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, prepare to share their expertise in reducing the impacts of heat stress on livestock production and product quality in India. Credit: Stuart Winthrope, University of Melbourne.

Organisation: The University of Melbourne

Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation

AIC Priority Area: Building connections through an educational or community setting

Project description

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.

Key dates

  • 5 February 2020 – Workshop, Bangaluru
  • 26 May 2020 – Workshop, Melbourne

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Last Updated: 20 September 2019