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Climate Change Spurs Bid to Engineer Heatproof Cows

April 23, 2019, 10:51 AM

A University of Florida researcher is working on ways to breed heat-resistant cows to help insulate the beef industry from the effects of a warming climate, Christopher Flavelle of Bloomberg News writes.

  • Florida has the most cattle ranches in the U.S., but excessive heat weakens cows’ immune systems, making them vulnerable to disease and lowering the odds they can get pregnant.
  • Climate change could lead to higher prices for steak and other beef.

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