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Some of the ways in which dairy producers can adapt to the changing climate include:
  • Select breeds and within breeds for tolerance to changing conditions, including heat, diseases, and parasites
  • Review the property for access to shade, shelter, and water
  • Adapt grazing and pasture management. For instance, reduce paddock size and/or total grazing pressure to facilitate recovery and fodder production. Match stocking rates to season and long-term carrying capacity
  • Conserve fodder
  • Review the need for sprinklers and air flow
  • Review protocols for movement, handling and haulage
In practice
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