Virtual reality teaching students cattle handling skills safely

A virtual reality (VR) program is helping students at the University of Adelaide develop livestock handling skills and confidence, without setting foot in a cattle yard.

SA Country Hour host Cassie Hough visited Roseworthy campus to experience this first hand, and chat with animal and veterinary science students about the new tool.

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences' production animal health lecturer and clinician Dr Mandi Carr pioneered the project in collaboration with Think Digital - a local company that specialises in virtual reality production in agriculture.

Last year the program was rolled out into all four animal and veterinary science degrees.

Tagged in School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Davies Research Centre, Animal Science, Agriculture

Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition