Daffodil enabled Climate friendly ruminant production: Dancing with daffodils

Project Details


Agriculture accounts for 50% of total methane and 70% of total nitrous oxide emissions in the UK (ONS, 2019), with red meat and dairy as notable contributors, meaning producers are under increasing pressure to reduce their climate impact. Furthermore, the conclusions from the recent COP26 conference where world leaders pledged to cut methane emission levels by 30% by 2030 means approaches to reduce greenhouse gases in general, and methane in particular, are extremely urgent.

In addition to the requirement to address methane emissions, UK farmers are being urged to become more sustainable, through reduced use of ingredients such as non-certified soya bean meal and improved feed efficiency.

The multi-dimensional project aims to:

- Reduce the carbon footprint of the ruminant livestock sector by developing and validating a novel technology geared to boost feed protein efficiency whilst reducing methane emissions
- Improve productivity and resilience in the dairy sector by reducing the need to feed high-cost imported feed materials
- Establish a UK-based supply chain to support the diversification of UK agriculture and boost the rural economy.

With this project we will bring to market products that increase production efficiency and sustainability of domestically supplied ruminant meat and milk, reducing the carbon footprint in the supply chain.
Short titleDaffodils
Effective start/end date1/04/2331/03/27


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