Climate change and cattle farming

Statham, Jonathan M.E. and Green, Martin J. and Husband, James and Huxley, J.N. (2017) Climate change and cattle farming. In Practice, 39 (1). pp. 10-19. ISSN 2042-7689

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Abstract

Issues raised by cattle farming in relation to climate change extend beyond discussion of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. There are profound consequences for water availability, soil degradation, biodiversity and local ecology, as well as in terms of conflict for energy supplies. Although climate change impacts on cattle farming (through effects on water availability, heat stress and flooding, for example), this article focuses on how cattle farming impacts on climate change. It explores the issues in terms of the impact of cattle farming on the environment, and how to measure and reduce climate change impacts at farm level. Managing the complex and conflicting balance of factors required for sustainable food production offers an important role for the veterinary surgeon.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Identification Number: 10.1136/inp.j195
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2017 12:41
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40382

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