Poultry International - June 2018 - 15
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Climate change's effect on
When asked how poultry feed producers and nutritionists feel climate change
will influence production in the future,
67 percent of respondents cite fears that
inclement weather will affect raw ingredient availability. Others cite concerns
about how it will affect animal health and
welfare (55 percent), likely driven by temperature extremes and increased instance
of mycotoxin contamination (53 percent).
Poultry feed producers also noted concerns about maintaining feed quality (52
percent) and the potential volatility in
commodity costs (49 percent). In addition,
47 percent of respondents believe that
climate change will cause on-farm production challenges.
Meanwhile, 13 percent of respondents
feel climate change is hoax.
Impact of climate change in the future
Impacts animal health and welfare
Raw ingredient availability
Difficulty maintaining feed quality
High commodity costs
On-farm production challenges
Increased instances of mycotoxin contamination
Exploring new grain sources
Climate change is hoax
Not at all
Source: WATT Global Media
Poultry producers and nutritionists feel climate
change will take the greatest toll on ingredient
availability and animal health in the future.
June 2018 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com
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