Estimated Suckler Beef Climate Scheme implications for cattle numbers 

SG Thomson, Andrew P Moxey

Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical BriefCommissioned report

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This report examines the potential impacts on greenhouse gas emissions as accounted for in the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory for agriculture in Scotland if the suckler beef sector improves technical efficiency. The report look as at realistic potential emission reductions from measures such as improved suckler cow fertility and productivity as well as adoption of technology (such as methane inhibitors) whilst maintaining beef production levels
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Scottish Government
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages4
Publication statusPrint publication - 18 Jan 2021


  • Suckler beef
  • Suckler Beef Climate Group
  • cattle numbers
  • methane
  • climate change
  • Climate smart agriculture
  • GHG mitigation
  • calving rate
  • mortality rate
  • methane inhibitors
  • finishing times
  • prime stock
  • herd reduction
  • Technical efficiency


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