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Practical Solutions to Heat and Humidity Stress in Swine

In this 11-minute video, Mike Brumm (Brumm Swine Consultancy) provides some practical solutions to cooling swine. The video was recorded as part of the USDA funded project Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate.

Format: Video - Reference: Brumm. 2013. Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate.

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: Best practice and emerging options

This 46-page document presents broad areas where on-farm greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced including feed and nutrition, animal genetics and breeding, rumen modification, animal health, manure management, and grassland management. This publication is a joint initiative between the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform, and commissioned by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: Report commissioned by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. 2014. A joint initiative between the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform.

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SERCH Lights Alert Tool for Drought and Heat

This tool sends email alerts to you regarding drought, heat stress and temperature. This takes you to the sign up form.

Format: Assessment Tool - Reference: Southeast Regional Climate Hub

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Shifting Climate Requires Smart Manure Management

Popular press article by David Schmidt (University of Minnesota) providing some tips on managing manure in time of large variability in rainfall.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: Schmidt. 2014. Dairy Herd Magazine

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Soil Carbon Curious

Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap. Led by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, and convened by filmmaker Peter Byck of Arizona State University, the ASU•Soil Carbon Nation Whole Systems Science Team is positioned to do large scale science that's never been done before.

Format: Video - Reference: Carbon Nation, Arizona State University and Thornberg Foundation. https://vimeo.com/130721684 2015

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Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This 18-min video lecture by Crystal Powers (University of Nebraska- Lincoln) discusses emissions of greenhouse gasses from animal agriculture and the carbon footprints of animal products.

Format: Video - Reference: Powers. 2013. Produced for the Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Project online course.

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Stocking Rate Decisions

This online publication by Larry White and Allan McGinty, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension discusses the trade offs when making stocking rate decisions.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: White L. and A McGinty, Texas Agrilife Extension

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Strategies to Improve Reproduction Part 5. Induced Ovulation

This 4-minute video from Dr. Todd Bilby, (Texas Agrilife) discusses reproductive issues and management options for dealing with heat stressed cattle.

Format: Video - Reference: Bilby. 2013. Produced for the Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Project.

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Strategies to Improve Reproduction Part 6: Natural vs Timed AI

This 4-minute video from Dr. Todd Bilby, (Texas Agrilife) discusses reproductive issues and management options for dealing with heat stressed cattle.

Format: Video - Reference: Bilby. 2013. Produced for the Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Project.

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Strategies to Improve Reproduction Part 7: Take Home Message

This 3-minute video from Dr. Todd Bilby, (Texas Agrilife) are the final comments from the original 30 minute lecture on this topic.

Format: Video - Reference: Bilby. 2013. Produced for the Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Project.

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