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Herders lack fodder to feed their animals

2020-08-26T15:16:41.879Z

The summer drought caused stocks to melt. In the longer term, farmers are challenged to adapt their production methods to global warming.



The drought does not only impact grain farmers. Herders also suffer from global warming and the repeated droughts it causes. This year, the high temperatures recorded in spring and this summer will have an “immediate and lasting impact” on breeders, in particular those of ruminants, deplores Dominique Chargé, president of Coop de France. As in the two previous years, they were not able to build up enough fodder stock to feed their animals all winter. "The breeders no longer have fresh grass to feed their animals," recently observed Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA. Their meadows have been transformed into a doormat, brown in color. "

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Usually, Emmanuel Bernard, breeder of Charolais cows in the Morvan and vice-president of the National Bovine Federation (FNB), manages to store the equivalent of five months of fodder for his 100 cows. This year, its stocks did not exceed, on July 1, 70% of

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Source: lefigaro

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