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NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate - milestone report 5

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Harrison, M and Christie, K and Bilotto, F and Bosveld, D and Hall, A and Turner, L, NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate - milestone report 5, Meat & Livestock Australia, Hobart, Tasmania (2021) [Contract Report]

Abstract

Future climate change is expected to increase temperature, increase rainfall variability and increase the frequencies of extreme climatic events. Here, we modelled the impacts of four future climate realisations (two scenarios for each of 2030 and 2050) on pasture and livestock productivity for two livestock farms, one in the cooler wetter zone of north-western Tasmania and the other in the relatively low rainfall zone in the Midlands. Through discussions with SALRC and a regional reference group containing a number of farming and industry representatives, we identified a high priority list for modelling future climate change adaptations for the two livestock farms. We also identified the human and social capacities required to implement such adaptations in the face of a changing climate.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:adaptation, climate change, extreme climatic events, Tasmania, pasture, livestock, red meat, greenhouse gas emissions, modelling, industry, social, economic, environmental
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural production systems simulation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
UTAS Author:Christie, K (Dr Karen Christie)
UTAS Author:Bilotto, F (Mr Franco Bilotto)
UTAS Author:Bosveld, D (Mr Daniel Bosveld)
UTAS Author:Hall, A (Miss Alison Hall)
UTAS Author:Turner, L (Dr Lydia Turner)
ID Code:143136
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2021-03-01
Last Modified:2021-04-12
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