oa Agriprobe - Are your sheep heat stressed? - : research news

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



The estimated moderate to high increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may result in a rise in annual temperature of 1.5 to 3°C in the Western Cape Province (SmartAgri Status Quo report). The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) results in high direct temperatures, direct and indirect solar radiation and humidity, which are all of critical current concern during summer. In addition to restricted water resources (due to drought and below average rainfall) animals are under strain.

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