Policy Brief: How do different livestock types, sizes and breeds differ in their greenhouse gas emissions?

RJ Dewhurst*, G A Miller

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Agriculture accounts for the second-largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scotland, and the Scottish Government is exploring different ways that this can be tackled. It is important to understand differences that can be detected between different breeds of livestock, as options are developed, and this report reviews the evidence. The focus of this report is on work with cattle, though some relevant
work with sheep is also included.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScotland's Rural College (SRUC)
Commissioning bodyClimateXChange
Number of pages13
Publication statusPrint publication - Mar 2019


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