John Feehan is the recognized authority on dung beetles in Australia. He was a member of the CSIRO team which introduced bovine dung beetles into Australia. When the CSlRO project was concluded. John formed a private company based in Canberra, called Soilcam, to continue the work of researching. collecting and releasing suitable Dung Beetle species into grazing regions across Australia.
John’s company, Soilcam, collects Dung Beetles in a diverse range of regions around Australia and supplies colonies on a commercial basis to the Australian farming community. His dung beetle consultancy business coordinates the largest and most efficient collection and redistribution of dung beetles in the world.
The result for farmers of his diligent research and field work means that John is now able to supply the species suitable for particular locations to ensure maximum beetle activity through different seasons- With the work and level at which John is currently progressing it is easy to assume his mass impact to the good of Australian farmland.
Through the use of the dung beetles the Impact of drought is reduced through improved grass root and water penetration conditions, soil structure and also improved habitat and food supply for earthworm. This means an enormous sector of Australia crops and farmland can he saved even in situations of dire straits.
John has willingly given many thousands of hours of service to the survival of dung beetles and to the education of our communities. He regularly attends field days, visits schools and rural communities to educate people about the marvellous work that dung beetles do. The work is indeed both inspiring and amazing!
TALK THE WALK FOLLOW UP
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Hugo Disler interviews John Feehan
“Care of Dung Beetles to Increase Farm Profits”