RESAS 22-27: SRUC-b2-1 Feeding And Breeding Strategies For Climate Resilient And Sustainable Dairying

Project Details


We will work with Holstein cows from representative genetic lines and typical feeding systems to investigate relationships between milk production, efficiency and the ability to withstand the effects of climate change on feed supply and composition. We will develop new measures of feed variability, describe it for typical feeding systems and investigate effects on milk production and cow health. This will be done with diets designed to reduce C footprints. Our aim is to develop optimal breeding and management strategies for climate smart production, climate resilience and enhanced biodiversity.
Effective start/end date1/04/2231/03/27


  • Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Food Science
  • Genetics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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