A PhD student from the University of Adelaide is developing automatic devices to measure temperature in sheep, to better understand the impacts of body temperature on health and reproductive success.

Bobbie Lewis Baida will be among the first to complete intensive research on the effects of heat stress in grazed ewes, using automated devices.

South Australia’s Department of Trade and Investment is set to establish an office in Paris to drive export growth in Europe.

The South Australian Department for Trade and Investment has today announced it will open an office in Paris, as part of the upcoming State Budget.

A $1.8 million investment over four years will deliver an office to support South Australia’s international trade and investment outcomes in Europe post Brexit.

South Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said an expanded overseas trade and investment office network is critical to growing South Australia’s exports and ensuring ongoing economic and…

Tourists will soon be able to explore the rich history of the Flinders Ranges through an immersive 3D tour of the region.

Associate Professor Tom Raimondo is a geologist and geochemist at the University of South Australia and is in the initial phases of documenting the landscapes that will be used in creating a virtual tour of the region.

“The Flinders Ranges are the best place in the world to witness the rise of animal life on earth,” Assoc Prof Raimondo said.

“The story of life began in the Flinders Ranges, and its rocks are like the pages of history…

Australia’s fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited has partnered with SA Water to introduce native fish homes into the Warren Reservoir.

OzFish Unlimited is a national environmental conservation charity established to improve the health of rivers, lakes and estuaries through habitat restoration and educational programs.

Delivered in February 2021 for the first time in South Australia, these homes will provide shelter and potential breeding grounds for the Murray cod.

The “Cod Lodges” are terracotta pots and limestone reef blocks that were installed in the SA Water-managed Warren Reservoir near Williamstown to provide refuge for Murray cod.

The limestone blocks were provided…

The 2024 International Wheat Congress will be held in Adelaide following a successful bid from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Convention Bureau and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

The 2024 congress will run over five days and will be co-chaired by Professor Jason Able from University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and Affiliate Associate Professor Tim Sutton from SARDI and the University of Adelaide.

Professor Able said that hosting the congress will be a positive for the sector.

“Our wheat industry today has three world-class breeding companies developing the new varieties for growers to adopt…

Melbourne-based drinks business Mighty Craft has announced plans to buy South Australian producers Adelaide Hills Distillery, Mismatch Brewing and Hills Cider in a deal worth $47 million.

The agreement also includes 75 per cent ownership of the popular LOT.100 venue, which is a destination distillery, cellar door, restaurant and function centre on an 84-hectare property near Nairne in the Adelaide Hills.

The well-known brands will join fellow SA producers KI Spirits and Sparkke Beverage Company in the Mighty Craft stable, which is fast becoming a major player in the Australian craft beer and spirits industry.

Mighty Craft, formerly known as…

Once best known for its golden beaches, Australia’s Gold Coast has become a Mecca for businesses as diverse as space technology and building buses and luxury yachts.

When Adam Gilmour and his brother James of Gilmour Space Technologies wanted to establish a rocket-building “centre of excellence” in Australia, the Gold Coast was their obvious choice.

“We started a rocket company and there was no particular place in Australia that was the centre of excellence,” Gilmour said.

“We chose between Brisbane and the Gold Coast so we could attract talent both from the Brisbane area and the Gold Coast area.

“We’ve…

Air services company Aerotech has unveiled two ex-US military Black Hawk helicopters, which will become the first of their kind to be used for firefighting in Australia.

The helicopters are also the first Australian commercially owned and operated Black Hawks and the first to be on the Australian civil aircraft register.

Based at Parafield Airport in Adelaide, South Australia, Aerotech is the largest privately-owned aviation company in South Australia and now boasts a fleet of 25 aircraft and 10 helicopters.

The Black Hawks took to the skies from Aerotech’s regional Claremont Base in the Adelaide Hills today to demonstrate their…

The Head of Bight Visitors Centre is welcoming the whales and tourists back for a season it hopes will help in its mission to support First Nations communities on the Nullarbor.

South Australia’s whale watching season officially began this week and will continue to October.

Eugene Rondon and partner Jess Sheather manage the Head of Bight Visitors Centre and say visitors can see up to 100 Southern Right whales at the major calving spot on a good day.

“It’s a natural nursery to them, and has been for a very long time,” he said.

“Every year, pregnant whales come in…

Two Aboriginal health service providers on the Eyre Peninsula have trained Indigenous staff to provide IT support with help from another First Nations company.

The Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation in Ceduna and the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service in Whyalla have chosen New Future IT from Darwin to train Indigenous workers to cover their internal IT needs.

New Future IT is an Aboriginal-owned and operated company that actively trains and employs young Aboriginal people who are looking for opportunities to work within the field of IT.

Dan Kyr, the Chief Technical Officer of Yadu Health and Nunyara Health, said New Future…

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