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Low Carbon Livestock

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Release Date: May 2024

Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University

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Towards a greener future 

This module will examine the challenges facing the livestock industry in relation to both reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance or improvement of livestock productivity. Challenges facing both the western and developing world will be explored along with cutting edge technologies to enhance productivity whilst reducing environmental impact. Different farming strategies will be considered in relation to biodiversity and carbon capture along with interactions with greenhouse gas emissions. The use of recycling former feeds/foods in a circular economy will also be addressed. 


  • Carbon systems and the planet
  • Role of livestock in carbon emissions
  • Feeds and feedings in relation to carbon
  • Feed additives and enteric methane reduction
  • Animal health and breeding in relation to carbon
  • Manure and carbon
  • Technologies to reduce and monitor carbon on farm
  • Nature based carbon sequestration options
  • Carbon reporting/optimisation
  • Holistic options in carbon abatement
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Qualifications which this Module may be Used Towards

PGCert Nuffield Farming Scholarship Option
MSc Sustainable Agriculture Option
MSc Agrifood Innovation Option
MRes Agriculture Option
MRes Agrifood Innovation Option
Professional Doctorate in Agriculture Option


Tutors Name
Dr Kenton Hart

Downloadable Resources

Research Proposal Form Brochure