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Current and Future Economic Impact of Heat Stress

Discussion of the economics of heat stress in animal agriculture. This page links to powerpoint presentation and video of conference presentation.

Format: Website - Reference: St. Pierre. 2013. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions. Denver, CO. April 1-5, 2013.

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Current State of Cap and Trade in the US and the Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule

This 5-page fact sheet discusses existing voluntary and regulatory greenhouse gas emissions ‘Cap and Trade’ or carbon offset programs that present potential benefits for agricultural producers. This document explains the (currently unfunded) mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and potential implications on U.S. livestock and poultry operations.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: Akdinez. 2014. Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate.

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Dairy Farm in Eastern WA Adapts to Increased Periods of Heat Using Soakers to Cool Cows

An example of how one dairy in Eastern WA adapted to increased periods of heat by investing in heat stress abatement technology. The dairy farmer, herd manager and consultant at J&K Dairy LLC in Sunnyside, WA speak on how cooling cows with a PLC controlled soaker system have proven to maintain milk production and reproduction even during the heat of the summer months. An additional benefit is that additional water is not used to cool the cows. The dairy is using the same amount of water, only it is being recycled after it cools the cows, and therefore used two times prior to crop irrigation.

Format: Video - Reference: Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

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Drought and Climate Extremes: Lessons for the Future

Michael Hayes, Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, keynote address at the Waste to Worth Conference in Seattle. April 2015

Format: Video - Reference: Waste to Worth, Seattle. April, 2015

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Drought Management Planning

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Format: Assessment Tool - Reference: UNL

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Drought: Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

This 5-minute video is an overview of some of the critical impacts of drought on beef and dairy farming along with some adaptation techniques. Video was produced by the USDA NIFA project "Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate"

Format: Video - Reference: Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate. animalagclimatechange.org

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Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management

This 26-minute video (powerpoint presentation) Dr. Albert DeVries (University of Florida) discusses the basic concepts of the economics of heat stress in dairies and and management options to economically reduce these impacts.

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

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Effects of Climate Change on Pasture Production and Forage Quality

This conference proceeding by Rebecca McCully,(University of Kentucky) describes current research to evaluate the effect of warming on forage production.

Format: Website - Reference: McCully. 2013. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions. Denver, CO. April 1-5, 2013.

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Emergency Ventilation

This 11-minute video by Michael Brumm (Brumm Swine Consultancy) provides some tips on emergency response to power outages.

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

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