19-08-2014 02:04 AM | France

French beetles flown in to clean up Australia’s cattle dung

The average cow drops between 10 and 12 dung pads (also known as “pats”) every day and just one of those cow pads can produce up to 3,000 flies in a fortnight. With more than 28 million cattle in Australia, that’s a lot of dung and a lot more flies, which are a major nuisance for people and animals.

That’s why the CSIRO has spent the past 50 years researching how dung beetles can help clean up after Australia’s livestock. And it’s also why tomorrow – for the first time in more than 20 years – we’re introducing a new species into Australia.
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