Climate Change, Heat Stress, and U.S. Dairy Production

@inproceedings{Key2014ClimateCH,
  title={Climate Change, Heat Stress, and U.S. Dairy Production},
  author={Nigel D. Key and Stacy Sneeringer and David J. Marquardt},
  year={2014}
}
In the United States, climate change is likely to increase average daily temperatures and the frequency of heat waves, which can reduce meat and milk production in animals. Methods that livestock producers use to mitigate thermal stress—including modifications to animal management or housing—tend to increase production costs and capital expenditures. Dairy cows are particularly sensitive to heat stress, and the dairy sector has been estimated to bear over half of the costs of current heat… CONTINUE READING

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