While the future is nearly impossible to predict, we can learn a great deal from the past. And that’s exactly what dairy experts from around the world have been doing; a team of researchers who are looking at what dairy production could look like in the year 2068. From changes in genetics and technology, to a global population increasing by about 3 billion people — it all goes hand-in-hand. Project lead Jack Britt explains:
While population growth will drive demand for dairy products, Mother Nature will continue to cause challenges when it comes to uncertain weather patterns and available resources:
Britt’s forecasts point toward dairies moving from the southwest and the west to the upper Midwest, where the growing season is expected to be 6-8 weeks longer in 50 years.