Is Net Zero achievable on beef and sheep farms?

Louise McNicol*, AP Williams, David Styles, RM Rees, David R. Chadwick

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    Abstract

    The Climate Change Committee has recommended a 64% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and land-use sector to meet the 2050 Net Zero target in the UK. However, it is still unclear how this reduction can be achieved at a farm level. The aims of this study were to explore the opportunities available to reduce GHG emissions and enhance sequestration on Welsh beef and sheep farms. Using real farm data and novel modelling approaches, we investigated the management interventions and land use changes that would be required to deliver Net Zero.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)387
    Number of pages1
    JournalAnimal - science proceedings
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    Early online date31 Mar 2023
    DOIs
    Publication statusPrint publication - Apr 2023

    Keywords

    • Net Zero
    • Greenhouse gas
    • Beef
    • Sheep

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