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Study on the Impacts and Countermeasures of Climate Change on Livestock Agriculture
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  • Journal title : Journal of Animal Environmental Science
  • Volume 21, Issue 2,  2015, pp.47-54
  • Publisher : Korean Association for Livestock Housing and Environment
  • DOI : 10.11109/JAES.2015.21.2.47
 Title & Authors
Study on the Impacts and Countermeasures of Climate Change on Livestock Agriculture
Ji, Eun-Sook; Park, Kyu-Hyun;
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Climate change has directly impacted environmentally dependent first industry. The changes of amount and frequency of precipitation have caused unstable drinking water supply for grassland and feed crop, and have changed the variety of grassland and feed crop. Rising temperature has caused heat stress on livestock, which has impacted feed intake and livestock products, and also has threatened to the health of livestock by widening the range of sources of diseases. In order for livestock industry to confront climate change, new technology development for climate change adaptation and measures of greenhouse gas mitigation are essential. Agroforestry is the one of alternative measures to mitigate greenhouse gases and to adapt to climate change. Agroforestry is the way rearing livestock and cultivating plants in forest, which is suitable to Korea where mountain area is over 68%. Feedstock such as maize, soybean, rice, and grass grown by agroforestry would decrease feed cost. Agroforestry will decrease heat stress of livestock during hot weather and will be possible to pasture, which increases livestock welfare.
Climate change;Livestock agriculture;Agroforestry;Livestock welfare;
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