Impact of animal breeding on GHG emissions and farm economics

M MacLeod, I Leinonen, E Wall, JGM Houdijk, V Eory, JB Burns, B Vosough Ahmadi, Manuel Gomez-Barbero

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


This report reviews the existing evidence regarding the current and potential use of animal breeding to reduce GHG emissions. It also comments on the likely impact of breeding on farm economics, identifies barriers to achieving GHG reductions via breeding and highlights some future research needs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPublications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg
PublisherEuropean Commission
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission Joint Research Centre Institute
Number of pages48
EditionEUR 29844 EN
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-76-10943
Publication statusPrint publication - 17 Sept 2019

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  • Livestock
  • Animal genetics
  • agricultural economics
  • animal breeding
  • reduction of gas emissions
  • research report


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