Climate change and future pig and poultry production: implications for animal health, welfare, performance, environment and economic consequences



Pigs and poultry are predominantly kept in confined livestock buildings in Austria. By modelling the relationship between animals, building, and the ventilation system, the indoor thermal climate, air quality, and airborne emissions will be simulated. For a reference (1985-2010) and the future dataset (2036-2065), the vulnerability of the livestock system will be assessed. For various adaptation strategies, their effectiveness will be evaluated to increase the resilience of livestock husbandry.




press report Der Standard 28 April 2019 "Klimawandel: Stressfaktor" Link 1 1

press report Der Standarf vom 26 April 2019 "Wirtschaftspolitik: Tierwohl" Link 1

press report Kurier 27 April 2019 "Unsere Schweine kommen ins Schwitzen" Link 1


Announcement of the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics: What does the Climate Change imply for the livestock husbandry? Link 2 (German)


On Thursday, 4 April 2019, the styrian Climate and Energy Forum will take place in Pirching am Traubenberg. Results of the project will be presented by Dr. Martin Schönhart there.  More information 3


In November 2018 the article "Impact of global warming on the odour and ammonia emissions of livestock buildings used for fattening pigs" will be published in the magazine "Biosystems Engineering". Link to the Artikel 4


Online survey of stake holders about the design of future stables for hogs, broilers and layers as wells as about adaptive measures to reduce heat stress.
The received suggestions for changes and improvements will be taken into consideration and the descriptions of these reference stables as well as the catalogue of adaptive measures will be made available on the website of PiPoCool.


The PiPoCooL consortium will present a status report of the project on the 18th Austrian Climate Day 2017 (May 22nd to 24th, 2017, University of Vienna).

Link to the Climate Day 5


On Juli 30th, 2016, an article of the project "PiPoCooL" was published in "Die Presse" called "Naked chicken and a shower for the pig".

Link to the article 6


In issue 2/2016 of the magazine ""VETMED - Das Magazin der Veterinärmedizinischen Universität Wien" an article about the project PiPoCooL was published called "animal wellbeing in the stable despite of the climate change"

Article 7