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  • asked in Natural Sciences 3rd Nov '16:

    How has weather fluctuations in recent history affected farming?.

    Hugh Kater replied 17th Nov '16:

    In our sheep operation, we are lambing earlier in the Spring than we used to as the seasons are warmer earlier (August instead of September).
    Also, the winters in Southern Australia are dryer than they used to be. As a result, more supplementary feeding is required during the winter for our sheep and cattle operations, which increases the cost of production for both enterprises.
    We believe these recent changes in weather (10 to 20 years) are the result of anthroprogenic global warming.

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