A collection of videos from our archives.
The Australian Milking Zebu (1977)
Heat, disease and parasites prevent European breeds of dairy cattle from realising their full potential for milk production in tropical areas. Cattle native to these regions are hardy and adapted to the conditions but are poor milk producers.
In the late 1950's Australian agronomists realised that the native pastures of northern Australia had to be supplemented by new legumes to produce high quality feed for cattle.
I.S.O. Inter-laboratory apparel flammability trials (1977)
A record of flammability trials carried out by the CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry in collaboration with the Standards Association of Australia.
Bob Dawson – a man of the land (1976)
99-year-old South Australian farmer Bob Dawson reminisces about his association with CSIRO in studying the importance of cobalt for animal nutrition - an association that began in 1935.
An Approach to the Production of Secure Durable Bank Notes (1974)
Australia's new decimal currency was released on 14 February 1966 and when forgeries were detected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) commenced a long collaboration with CSIRO with the aim of providing a polymer based note with optically variable security devices. This film was produced for a meeting in 1974 attended by the RBA Governor and the CSIRO Chairman to demonstrate a proof of concept.
Assault on Sirex (1974)
All species of pine trees are susceptible to attack by the woodwasp, Sirex noctilio. When Sirex was first discovered on the Australian mainland, in 1961, the softwood plantations of southern Australia were threatened with destruction.
The Pleuro Story (1973)
Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia was once the most-dreaded disease of the Australian cattle industry. Introduced into Australia in 1858, it spread to all the major cattle areas causing the loss of livestock markets, both local and overseas.
Dung Down Under (1972)
Selected species of dung beetles imported from Africa are being mass bred in Australia for release in cattle breeding areas. Early results indicate that they will prove an outstanding example of biological control.