Reducing emissions from cattle farming

How to reduce cattle livestock emissions in a cost effective way for farmers? 


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Make an inventory of competitive farm management practices and strategies related to housing and feeding which are currently available, to tackle emissions from cattle at farm level in the EU. Which working examples can be found in the EU?
  • Compare these different management practices and strategies, which reduce emissions from cattle, taking into account the cost-effectiveness, production efficiency and emission reduction efficiency. How can emission measuring methods contribute to this?
  • Explore cross-fertilisation from livestock other than cattle, which could be beneficial for the reduction of emissions in cattle production systems.
  • Identify success factors and fail factors that stimulate or limit the use of the identified management practices and strategies by farmers, and summarise how to address these factors and explore the role of innovation and knowledge transfer in addressing these fail factors.
  • Identify needs from practice and possible gaps in knowledge on particular issues concerning emissions from cattle which may be solved by further research.
  • Propose potential innovative actions to stimulate the knowledge and use of management practices and strategies in reducing emissions from cattle and to multiply positive effects within the agricultural sector.

Results:

Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Aaes, Ole

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; farm advisor; scientist

Denmark

Allen, Frank

Farmer

Ireland

Amon, Barbara

Scientist

Germany

Bartzanas, Thomas

Scientist

Greece

Bossin, Stijn

Other type of advisor

Belgium

Brewster, Andrew

Farmer

United Kingdom

Calvet Sanz, Salvador

Scientist

Spain

del Prado, Agustin

Scientist

Spain

Demeyer, Peter

Other

Belgium

Dreijere, Silvija

Farm advisor

Latvia

Grudovska, Iveta

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Latvia

Jones, Ceris

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

United Kingdom

Koenen, Erwin

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Netherlands

Mele, Marcello

Scientist

Italy

Misselbrook, Tom

Scientist

United Kingdom

Morgavi, Diego

Scientist

France

Ogink, Nico

Scientist

Netherlands

Sękowski, Mateusz

Farm advisor

Poland

van Dongen, Claude

Farmer

Netherlands

Yanez-Ruiz, David

Scientist

Spain

Facilitation team
Storm, Ida M.D.L
Coordinating expert Denmark
Schreuder, Remco
Task manager Netherlands

 


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