Tackling climate change through livestock an important emitter of greenhouse gases ghg the livestock sector also has a large potential to reduce its emissions beef and cattle milk production account for the majority of emissions respectively contributing 41 and 19 percent of the sectors emissions . The impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock systems in developing countries a review of what we know and what we need to know livestock production in the usa is known to be adversely affected by hot summer weather hahn et al large parts of this review are extracted from the livestock climate poverty nexus a . Climate change and livestock production a review with emphasis on africa article pdf available in south african journal of animal science 433256 267 december 2012 with 2757 reads. Global demand for livestock products is expected to double by 2050 mainly due to improvement in the worldwide standard of living meanwhile climate change is a threat to livestock production because of the impact on quality of feed crop and forage water availability animal and milk production livestock diseases animal reproduction and biodiversity. Impacts of climate change on livestock production and to reduce the contribution of domestic animals to greenhouse accounts for 1 3 of climate forcing responsible for half of the observed rise in ozone levels short lived climate pollutant with atmospheric life span of 12 years
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