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Livestock and greenhouse gas emissions reduction


This presentation discusses the current and potential future impacts of innovations in ruminant improvements, highlighting their role in achieving a cost-effective and sustainable reduction in livestock greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from Scotland in the short, medium, and longer term.  By focusing on traits that underpin sustainability, providing farmers with effective tools, and leveraging advancements in genetic selection and breeding technologies, we can achieve cost-effective and sustainable reductions in livestock GHG emissions. With the right policy and public support, Scotland can lead the way in creating a more sustainable future for our livestock industry, benefiting both the environment and our rural communities.

Presented by Eileen Wall, Head of Research at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and a Professor of Integrative Livestock Genetics; and Stefan Hoyte, Senior Economist, RESAS at the RESAS Science, Evidence and Policy Conference, 18th May 2023.


Name: Net Zero cattle case study SEFARI.pptx
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File: PPTX
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