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Summer Abroad Australia

Sustainable Animal Production Down Under

Brisbane, Sydney (and more), Australia

  • Dates – TBD
  • Max Enrollment – 22
  • Taught In – English
  • Prerequisites – Yes
  • Academic Area – Animal Science

Program Overview

G'day! Travel "Down Under" to learn about how the systems used in management of animals for food and fiber are uniquely adapted to this landscape and environment while comparing similar challenges that exist in California. You will be undertaking a road trip from the coastal city of Brisbane, south through the New England tablelands, the famous Hunter Valley, and ending up in Sydney.

Along the way you’ll explore how animals are raised in different settings, how farmers adapt to a changing environment, and how scientists are developing new tools and approaches to improve animal welfare and performance. You’ll also meet some of the wonderful Australian fauna and flora, from the coastlines to the inland landscapes

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Program Highlights

  • See golden beaches, changing landscapes and a diversity of agriculture.
  • Learn about a broad range of production animals, including beef, sheep, dairy, poultry and equine.
  • Experience how animal management systems and technology are being used in different settings.
  • Meet world-class animal scientists and experts at several prominent Australian universities.
  • Cuddle a koala, meet a kangaroo and boil the billy!

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