New research targets bloat in cattle

RURAL RESEARCH: Charles Sturt Professor Bruce Allworth said the research is in response to industry calls for more knowledge about the condition.
RURAL RESEARCH: Charles Sturt Professor Bruce Allworth said the research is in response to industry calls for more knowledge about the condition.

Charles Sturt University research aims to give insight on the impact of bloat on beef production in southern Australia

Beef producers are invited to take part in an online survey. The research aims to identify features of bloat and determine if prevention measures are sufficient

Charles Sturt University researchers are calling on producers to complete a short online survey as part of research examining the impact of bloat on the industry.

The research through the Fred Morley Centre, and involving scientists from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, is investigating the prevalence of bloat, the common features across production systems and if prevention strategies are sufficient.

Charles Sturt Professor Bruce Allworth said the research is in response to industry calls for more knowledge about the condition. "We've had a lot of enquiry about bloat from beef producers in the last two or three years," Professor Allworth said.

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