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Optimising Livestock Productivity

Farming livestock more efficiently can improve business profitability, as well as save time and costs, increase income, and improve animal health, welfare and fertility.

Often the effect of multiple small changes in livestock management can result in significant financial savings and a reduced carbon footprint. This has been highlighted by some of the Climate Change Focus Farms from the Farming For a Better Climate initiative, such as dairy farmer John Kerr who made financial savings of £63,000 whilst reducing his carbon footprint by 6% over a 4 year period.

This section includes resources and advice on livestock management practices linked to carbon outcomes. This includes feed optimisation, monitoring body condition, improving liveweight gain, breeding, and grassland management, among other topics. Further technical resources on livestock management can be found in the Livestock section of the website.

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