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ESD | Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 859–884, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-859-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 859–884, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-859-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 05 Dec 2019

Research article | 05 Dec 2019

Heat stress risk in European dairy cattle husbandry under different climate change scenarios – uncertainties and potential impacts

Sabrina Hempel et al.

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Indoor climate projections for European cattle barns, Mendeley Data, v1 S. Hempel and C. Menz https://doi.org/10.17632/tjp8h523p7.1

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Decreasing humidity and increasing wind speed regionally alleviate the heat load on farm animals, but future temperature rise considerably increases the heat stress risk. Livestock housed in open barns (or on pastures), such as dairy cattle, is particularly vulnerable. Without adaptation, heat waves will considerably reduce the gross margin of a livestock producer. Negative effects on productivity, health and animal welfare as well as increasing methane and ammonia emissions are expected.
Decreasing humidity and increasing wind speed regionally alleviate the heat load on farm...
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