Climate change: how it will affect dairy farming in the future and what producers can do to reduce their impact

In honour of Earth Day on April 22, DRECA would like to continue the conversation on the environment. While the March conversation focused more on greenhouse gas emissions, this month, DRECA investigated climate change as a whole. While there has been a lot of discussion around what the dairy industry can do to mitigate climate change, it is also important to consider the impact that projects for climate change might have on the industry. In addition, there are some useful tools out there for producers to use to evaluate and reduce their environmental impact.

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This month’s research summary is from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and focuses on future climate conditions and performance of Canadian Dairy Farms. In addition, DRECA has put together a summary on Dairy Farms+, an online tool for farmers to assess, measure, and take action on their farms to reduce environmental impacts.


Projections of future climate change was investigated for impacts on crop yields and pollution rates.

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Dairy Farms+ is a free, interactive online tool to support Canadian dairy farmers in meeting their sustainability goals.

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