Climate Smart Farming Resource

Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

 

 

Livestock throughout the country are likely to be affected by climate change through direct and indirect pathways. For example, projections show an increase in the frequency of days with extreme heat, potentially impacting dairy cow milk production, poultry egg production, and overall animal well being. Cornell University is part of a national project working to increase education and advice to livestock and poultry producers.  The national Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate project offers a free online course outlining the impacts of climate change on animal agriculture.

Cornell Website: http://climatechange.cornell.edu/animal-agriculture-in-a-changing-climate/
National Website: http://animalagclimatechange.org/
Developer: USDA, Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate (AACC)
Cost: Free
Time Investment: Not Applicable