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Predicting the risks from climate change to forage and crop production for animal feed

Wheeler, T. and Reynolds, C. (2013) Predicting the risks from climate change to forage and crop production for animal feed. Animal frontiers, 3 (1). pp. 36-41. ISSN 2160-6056

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To link to this item DOI: 10.2527/af.2013-0006

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Climate change is expected to bring warmer temperatures, changes to rainfall patterns, and increased frequency of extreme weather. Projections of climate impacts on feed crops show that there will likely be opportunities for increased productivity as well as considerable threats to crop productivity in different parts of the world over the next 20 to 50 years. On balance, we anticipate substantial risks to the volume, volatility, and quality of animal feed supply chains from climate change. Adaptation strategies and investment informed by high quality research at the interface of crop and animal science will be needed, both to respond to climate change and to meet the increasing demand for animal products expected over the coming decades.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Walker Institute
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Food Production and Quality Division > Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences (ADFCS)
ID Code:30518
Uncontrolled Keywords:animal feed; climate change; crops; maize; soybean
Publisher:American Society of Animal Science

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