By Barb Glen, The Western Producer, July 24, 2017 

BIG SKY, Mont. — Climate change could lead to diminishing protein in feed for livestock, says an American ecologist who studies animal diets and grasslands.

In fact, he said the protein content in grass and forage has already dropped and the slow decline has escaped major attention.

Joseph Craine, co-founder of Jonah Ventures and former researcher at Kansas State University, told those at the International Bison Congress July 5 that data shows protein concentrations on grazing lands are declining throughout North America and dropped by about 10 percent between 1995 and 2015.

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