Climate change has very real implications for how farmers will manage their farming businesses:
the air temperatures will increase
rainfall will decrease in some areas
weather patterns and extreme events will become increasingly unpredictable.
This will impact pasture and crop growth as well as animal management, development and health.
Studies have shown that farmers cannot maintain the status quo approach to farming that they have done in the past - at best, from an economic and progress perspective, they will only achieve the same or lesser financial returns for their efforts. Adapting to changing climatic conditions will help farmers maintain a resilient and sustainable business and farming model.