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Where’s the beef? Predicting the effects of climate change on cattle production in western U.S. rangelandsAuthor(s): Sue Miller; Matt Reeves; Karen Bagne; John Tanaka
Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 27. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionCattle production capacity on western rangelands is potentially vulnerable to climate change through impacts on the amount of forage, changes in vegetation type, heat stress, and year-to-year forage variability. The researchers in this study projected climate change effects to rangelands through 2100 and compared them to a present-day baseline to estimate vulnerability of cattle operations.
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CitationMiller, Sue; Reeves, Matt; Bagne, Karen; Tanaka, John. 2017. Where’s the beef? Predicting the effects of climate change on cattle production in western U.S. rangelands. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 27. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
Keywordscattle production, western rangelands, climate change, forage quantity, vegetation, heat-stress, viability
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