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Claire

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Building resilience

Australian farmers and their families are no strangers to adversity and rural communities often have strategies for coping with difficult times. Ironically, farmers’ famous stoicism can sometimes prove a barrier to seeking assistance for mental health and other problems. Climate…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Livestock

Some of the ways in which livestock producers can adapt to the changing climate include: Select breeds and within breeds for tolerance to changing conditions, including heat, diseases, and parasites Modify the timing of mating and weaning based on seasonal…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Cropping

The cropping sector in Australia is very susceptible to climate impacts. ABARES predicts that the cropping sector has been successfully adapting so far, with a predicted 68% increase in productivity offsetting the negative climate impacts to produce an increase or…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Horticulture + viticulture

Some of the ways in which those in horticulture and viticulture can adapt to the changing climate include: Review regional climate projections before establishing new vineyards/orchards Explore alternative species, varieties and/or rootstocks Modify canopy and floor management practices to conserve…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Dairy

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…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Ellen Litchfield

At a glance Who: Ellen Litchfield What:  Organic cattle and sheep pastoral property Where: 650km north of Adelaide near Lake Eyre Can you tell us about your property? My husband and I live on Wilpoorinna station with my parents. My…
Claire
April 29, 2021