Water buffalo were introduced to Australia throughout the 1800s from Indonesia, initially as draught (transportation) animals and to provide meat for new settlements in the Northern Territory. Today buffalo are farmed across all states of Australia for meat and milk.

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Ensuring best practice in the buffalo supply chain

A new research project by AgriFutures Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is set to examine the wild-harvest buffalo supply chain in the Northern Territory (NT).

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BUFFALO / 02.11.22

Calling all AgriFutures Australia growers and producers: you are invited to be a part of the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour

Advancements in agricultural technology have enabled more informed decision-making about crops and livestock, eased traditionally labour-intensive tasks, reduced environmental impacts, and generated a range of efficiencies in production, processing and distribution.

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BUFFALO / 13.07.21

Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers and producers, who often face similar issues across related industries and in their own-mixed farming enterprises.

By John Smith, AgriFutures Australia, General Manager Research

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BUFFALO / 26.04.18

Bringing back the buff: 5 things you need to know about buffalo

In recognition of AgriFutures Australia’s longstanding involvement in the buffalo industry, we bring to you the latest industry highlights including project updates, unique industry insights and growth potential.

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