|Title||Facilitating knowledge exchange around strategies for sustainability|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Aney S, Elias E, Burnett R, Gifford C, Duff G., Auvermann BW, Steiner J|
|Conference Name||2021 NMSU ACES Beef, Dairy and Livestock Update|
|ARIS Log Number||392863|
|Keywords||cattle producers, Economic, environmental stresses, sustainability|
Economic and environmental stresses on cattle producers in the Southwest, already operating on very narrow margins, are predicted to intensify under a warmer, drier, future (Spiegal et al. 2020). Reduction in carrying capacity of some rangeland sites has already been documented (McIntosh et al. 2019), spurring the need to find new ways to adapt to old but intensifying problems of aridity and frequent drought in the region. Over the course of the past year, the Sustainable Southwest Beef Project’s extension team has undertaken a number of activities to facilitate knowledge exchange around strategies which may enhance cattle production in the southwest under future conditions. Here we present highlights from these efforts. All products described here can be accessed at https://southwestbeef.org/.