- ConocoPhillips Agricultural Science Experience
- Student-made Dookie wine wins gold medal at Rutherglen
The "Bertie" 2016 Shiraz, made by students under the supervision of experienced viticulturists at the Dookie campus winery, has taken the gold medal at the 129th Annual Rutherglen Wine Show.
- Internship to employment: bringing fresh eyes to the workplace
An internship is an opportunity for both the company and the intern. That has been the lesson for Lisa Boyle, a senior scientist in Mondelēz Australia’s Consumer Science division and her intern-tur...
- Listen: Molecular Biology of Parasites and its Implications
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Robin Gasser gave a well-attended Dean’s Lecture on Thursday 26 October at Trinity College Gateway Building, titled Molecular Biology of Parasites and its Impl...
- Listen: Can food labelling help create more sustainable food systems?
Listen to a dynamic panel of experts, who explore this question through case studies of food labelling for sustainably sourced fish, free range animal products and products containing palm oil.
- New project to aid detection of poultry diseases in Indonesia
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences staff will collaborate with Indonesian poultry experts to develop diagnostic technologies that can be transferred into Indonesian laboratories.
- U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital and Werribee campus redevelopment
A $63 million redevelopment will enhance facilities for pet treatment and training for future veterinarians at the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital and Werribee campus.
- The jobs of 2027
In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change; University of Melbourne experts look at how technology will revolutionise professions like nursing and law
- Mackinnon Project shares knowledge on agricultural investment
Over 70 people attended a seminar day on investment in agriculture hosted by the Mackinnon Project at the University of Melbourne’s Werribee campus on 28 September.
- Faculty consults with key agriculture curriculum stakeholders
The Faculty provided a curriculum update to key stakeholders on Tuesday 22 August.
- Mapping Australia’s snakebites for pets
The first-of-its-kind Snakebite Map project, devised by vets at the University of Melbourne, tracks where and when our pets are being bitten around Australia.
- New grants to improve students' communication, teamwork and critical thinking
Staff in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences were successful in four Learning and Teaching Initiative (LTI) grant applications in the 2017 round.
- The power of recycled poo
A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.
- Robin Gasser receives Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title
Professor Robin Gasser has been awarded the title of Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor for his outstanding contribution to research at the University of Melbourne.
- How a longing for ‘real beer’ turned a hobby into a career
University of Melbourne students can study the art and science of beer brewing, thanks to a passionate lecturer who brews his own English-style ales.
- Meet the cow whisperer
The University of Melbourne's own cow whisper is Kenny Oluboyede who oversees the award winning research robotic dairy at Dookie in rural Victoria.
- Measuring deliciousness
The University of Melbourne's sensory lab monitors conscious and unconscious responses to food, to measure what we really think about what we're eating.
- Are these Australia’s happiest dairy cows?
The University of Melbourne's robotic dairy is home to some very happy cows; they decide when they're milked, and even enjoy a back-scratch in the process.
- Animal Welfare Science Centre appoints new Director
The Board of the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) has announced Professor Andrew Fisher has accepted its invitation to become Director.
- Embracing the finite
Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.
- Guts of the matter
Marshall Lightowlers, Robin Gasser and Rebecca Traub and their teams have worked for years to develop effective treatments and strategies to control parasites.
- Two FVAS alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Alumni from the Faculty's Melbourne Veterinary School and School of Agriculture and Food received Queen's Birthday Honours for 2017.
- Silage: Rocket-fuel for cows
Silage provides key nutrition for livestock and allows farmers to manage feed - we ask University of Melbourne experts what it is, and why it smells?
- Veterinary alumni gather in Melbourne for AVA conference
Over 40 University of Melbourne Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) alumni met in Melbourne for a reception during the 2017 AVA Annual Conference.
- Soil pollution and remediation research centre established
A new research centre led by University of Melbourne scientists aims to solve the challenges pollution and soil degradation poses to food production around the world.
- Talking dirty: The conversation between plants and soil
Nitrogen pollution caused by farming practices is a major problem, but University of Melbourne research has discovered an environmentally friendly alternative.
- Gift lightens a student's burden
A family’s commitment to helping others has enabled a young student to focus on her studies
- BGI and FVAS expand human and animal health collaboration
A new agreement will enable research which supports the discovery of treatments and diagnostics for pathogens and disease.
- The first female Bachelor of Agriculture graduate, 100 years later
Irene Lowe took pride saying she was the first woman in the southern hemisphere to complete a degree in agricultural science.
- Siding with the animals
Dr Liz Walker has found a position she loves, as Chief Executive Officer of RSPCA Victoria.
- A voice of reason guides the way
Masters student Jemma McDougall believes she hit the jackpot when Nick Sher came into her life to offer guidance
- Job opportunities for ag grads continue growth
Bachelor of Agriculture students explored the wide range of careers available to agriculture graduates in an industry event on 27 April 2017
- Government awards work on genetic control of flystrike
Parasitology researcher Clare Anstead has received the Australian Wool Innovation Award at the 2017 Science Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
- Cutting-edge technology to improve agricultural research
Twenty early-and mid-career agricultural researchers learned how to build mobile apps for data collection in international development projects and how to pass these skills to their colleagues in a...
- Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences appoints new Heads of School
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has appointed Professors Ted Whitten and Mohan Singh to lead the Melbourne Veterinary School and School of Agriculture and Food.
- Keeping pets safe in the festive season
Christmas can be exciting and full of treats for us, but full of new dangers for pets warns veterinarian Dr Leonie Richards from the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet clinic in Werribee.
- Rebecca Traub receives Bill & Melinda Gates grant for groundbreaking global health research
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rebecca Traub, whose new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded research is expected to improve access to diagnosis in remote areas of developing countries at...
- Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and...
Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences delivered this public lecture at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus on Thursday 22 September.
- Snakes, crocodiles and goannas – Melbourne vets treat wildlife in the Northern Territory
They may have graduated 16 years apart, but Melbourne veterinary science alumni Stephen Cutter and Ella Richardson found a shared interest in Australian wildlife and treating dogs in Indigenous co...
- Agriculture and commerce alumni draw inspiration from family’s fields of gold
Alicia Cain and her brothers Peter and Matthew turned their father’s renowned oat farm into fields of gold when the trio saw the potential of his produce as an artisanal product.
- Pig vaccine developed by Melbourne's Marshall Lightowlers could reduce epilepsy in humans
A vaccine to combat tapeworms in pigs developed by the University of Melbourne’s Professor Marshall Lightowlers, Indian Immunological Limited and the Global Alliance for Veterinary Medicine, could ...
- Melbourne vet alumna appointed Massey Vice-Chancellor - Massey University
Professor Jan Thomas, a Melbourne Master of Veterinary Studies alumna with an international reputation for her teaching, research and academic leadership will be the next vice-chancellor of Massey ...
- Melbourne alumni among spring racing's women of influence
The Weekly Review interviews women in the racing industry in its latest issue, including University of Melbourne veterinary medicine alumna and former staff member Grace Forbes.
- Melbourne students receive Rural Finance scholarships
University of Melbourne students Dale Hinkley and Kate Methven have been awarded Rural Finance Scholarships in this year’s round. The scholarship gives Victorian agriculture students financial and...
- Why does a broken leg mean death to a racehorse?
If you break your leg, it will be painful and debilitating but in most cases you can recover with treatment.
- Melbourne leads Australia in nation’s first animal welfare judging competition
Animal welfare judging competition in full swing! @HazelSJ @FVASunimelb #AWJC #AWSC @ZoosVictoria pic.twitter.com/4Pd2z5cAhE
- Wool classer in the making
Second-year Bachelor of Agriculture student Xavier Carew was originally interested in agronomy, but after being part of the University of Melbourne’s competition-winning sheep judging team, he’s co...
- Frank Dunshea receives Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title
Professor Frank Dunshea has been awarded the title of Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor by the University of Melbourne.
- The sound of female elephants could drive away crop-raiding males
Research by Evan Bittner (pictured above) has shown recordings of the cries and trumpets of female elephants can be played through speakers to prevent crops from being raided by bull elephants.
- Media Release: Funding boost to improve horse and rider safety
University of Melbourne researchers will seek to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track as part of a $5.25 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government and Racing Victoria.
- Unimelb v Marcus Oldham - Aussie Rules Showdown
“Men’s and women’s football teams made up of University of Melbourne and Marcus Oldham College agriculture students went toe-to-toe in two games in Parkville.”
- GM pastures tipped as the way forward.
“University of Melbourne professor Kevin Smith spoke at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference last week about GM pasture research and the opportunity it presents for dairy farmers in Australia, as ...
- University of Melbourne at forefront of agriculture science
While Sam’s interest in agriculture comes from working on his father’s sheep and dryland cropping farm, he is also interested in agronomy, efficient fertiliser use and how technology can make Austr...
- Ag alumna grows her interest
“Claudia Gerbert undertook the Bachelor of Agriculture at Melbourne.
- DVM Student Pioneers Sheep Stud
“The use of Corriedales in agricultural teaching programs by several Mornington Peninsula schools has sparked the setting up of three mini-studs in the region.
- Diploma in General Studies opening doors for students
Current University of Melbourne Bachelor of Agriculture student Carl Young is one of the many who are benefiting. Carl grew up helping his parents maintain a large market garden growing baby salads...
- Food security, healthy animals and people our focus: says new Dean
Acclaimed virologist and academic Professor John Fazakerley has today commenced his role as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
- Animal welfare gets a boost from SA partnership
Two South Australian research partners have joined the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) to make the Centre one of the world’s largest animal welfare focused research groups.
- U-Vet equine vets help baby elephant stand.
The two-and-a-half weeks old animal was able to stand for a short period of time after medical staff removed casts from its front legs.