Impact of Climate Change on Animals
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We have not previously had a good understanding of how predicted changes to climate will affect cow health and welfare. DairyNZ is summarising existing knowledge on this topic and identifying research and development gaps. We’re also identifying potential strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change on cows while strengthening the sectors resilience to climate change.
We have identified the following high-level strategies that can help manage and reduce climate change impacts on cows:
Continue to research climate change impacts and adaptation, especially farm system performance. We will use this information to influence policy development at a national level and implement research that contributes to positive outcomes for dairy farmers over the longer term.
How will this help farmers
This research is being shared with industry leaders, researchers, and policy developers to inform future policy as they shape the dairy sector response to climate change.