Severe heatwaves show the need to adapt livestock management for climate

As the climate changes and extreme weather effects become are common, cattle and other livestock are becoming more stressed. … Farmers that already find it difficult to make a profit will need to adapt to these changing conditions, ensuring they mitigate the effects on their livestock. This could take the form of more shade and shelter, but also the selection of different breeds to suit the conditions.

The Conversation: 28 Feb 2017
Elisabeth Vogel, University of Melbourne;
Christin Meyer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and
Richard Eckard, University of Melbourne

https://theconversation.com/severe-heatwaves-show-the-need-to-adapt-livestock-management-for-climate-73447

Thanks to Jenny Goldie, Climate Action Monaro, for alerting me to this article.

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