John Feehan to speak at Gloucester Rotary Club meeting

John Feehan speaks of the importance of dung beetles in recycling fertiliser and raising the health of the soil. Photo: supplied
John Feehan speaks of the importance of dung beetles in recycling fertiliser and raising the health of the soil. Photo: supplied

Dung beetles are one of natures most prolific recyclers, and one of their biggest advocates, John Feehan is coming to Gloucester to talk about their importance.

Invited as a guest speaker at Gloucester Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday, April 2, John will speak about how dung beetles are nature's own recycling specialists, making farming soils more productive and sustainable.

Known as 'the Farmer's Friend', John is a former member of the CSIRO team tasked with introducing bovine dung beetles into Australia. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the evening at the Gloucester Bowling Club to listen to how John has been promoting the management of dung beetles for more than 18 years and how he coordinates the largest and most efficient collection and redistribution of dung beetles in the world.

Doors will open at 6pm for pre-dinner drinks with the main event taking place at 6.30pm. There will be limited seats available at a cost of $20 per person to cover the meal. Please contact Brian Beesley via email brianbees@gmail.com or 0419634275.

John will also spent time with the Gloucester High School agricultural students and will make an appearance at the Gloucester Show.