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Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.

Journal Article

Journal Article

Climate change affects welfare of dairy cows  [2012]

Fuhrer, J.; Calanca, P., Forschungsanstalt Agroscope Reckenholz-Taenikon ART, Zuerich (Switzerland);

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Climate change is leading to higher temperatures across Switzerland, increasing the risk of heat stress in livestock. Analyzing a Temperature-Humidity Index at various locations, it could be shown that the risk for dairy cows already grew substantially on a daily average over the past 30 years, whereas the maximum of the index did not change much. Future trends of the index were analyzed on the basis of two climate scenarios for the time period 2036_2065. These projections show that, at the warmer sites in particular, future risks could be substantial. Especially marked is the increase in the number of days with heat stress. The results emphasize the need for measures to be taken in order to adapt animal husbandry to future climate change.

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Bibliographic information

Language:
German
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2012
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Start Page:
132
End Page:
139
All titles:
" Climate change affects welfare of dairy cows "
" Klimawandel beeinflusst das Tierwohl bei Milchkühen "
Other:
" Summaries (De, En, It) "
" 1 table, 3 graphs, 2 photos, 20 ref. "

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Agrarforschung Schweiz

ISSN : 1663-7852