Livestock farmers are facing a number of challenges today. Demands for a lower environmental impact, especially reducing greenhouse gas emissions, for more animal welfare and for less intensive production need to be balanced with a stable production and a good income. While there are challenges for livestock farmers, there are also many opportunities to increase the resilience and profitability of their farms.
Sustainable pasture management can offer ways to provide good feed to dairy cattle, help reduce livestock emissions, build up and store carbon in the soil, help mitigate the effects of climate change, and much more.
This brochure highlights a number of inspiring Operational Groups and other innovative projects that are exploring solutions for more sustainable and resilient livestock farming with a focus on cattle, and examples of successful collaboration and knowledge exchange.