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Research and development on climate change and greenhouse gases in support of climate-smart livestock production and a vibrant industry (Invited paper)

  • 2014
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 44
M.M. Scholtz, H.C. Schönfeldt, F.W.C. Neser & G.M. Schutte Page: 1 - 7

Climate change represents a feedback-loop in which livestock production both contributes to the problem and suffers from the consequences. The impact of global warming and continued, uncontrolled release of greenhouse gasses (GHG) has twofold implications for the livestock industry, and…

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Environmental-genotype responses in livestock to global warming: A southern African perspective (Invited paper)

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
M.M. Scholtz, D. Furstenburg, A. Maiwashe, M.L. Makgahlela, H.E. Theron and J. van der Westhuizen Page: 408 - 413

Global warming will change Southern Africa’s environments from grass dominated vegetation to dry woodland and desert with a vegetation of C4 dominated grasses, whereas the grazing capacity is expected to decline by more than 30%. Animals will also be more…

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