Climate Smart Beef Genetics - Innovative approaches to the reduce environmental impact of the UK beef supply chain

Project Details


Genus and SRUC have carried out ground-breaking research on beef cattle
showing the potential of ruminal microbiome-driven breeding to mitigate methane
emissions with an expected reduction of up to 17% per generation (MartínezÁlvaro
et al., 2022) and improvement of feed conversion ratio by up to 15% per
generation. The overall innovation is to optimise this highly promising new breeding strategy to cost-effectively mitigate CH4 emissions and improve FCR.
Short titleClimate Smart Beef Genetics
Effective start/end date1/02/2331/01/27


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