Dairy cows on a farm in Australia© John Eveson/FLPA/Rex/Shutterstock
The UK may have battled one of the wettest winters on record, but across the world, the El Nino effect is causing severe water shortages. Low rainfall is causing poor grass growth, leading to the need for expensive, bought-in forage. Furthermore, higher-than-average temperatures are exacerbating the problem in certain areas of Australia and South Africa. Farmers Weekly spoke to dairy farmers in both countries to find out how they’re coping and what management strategies are being put in place. Australia […]