Research and analysis

Beef genetics: increasing profitability for UK beef farmers

Recommendations for improving the beef sector by better use of genetics.


Report on how beef genetics can help increase the profitability of UK beef farmers

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This report sets out recommendations to improve trade and profitability for British beef through better use of genetics. Genetic improvement has already improved the efficiency of production in other livestock species, and can offer similar benefits for beef cattle. Recommendations include:

  • whether government or industry should start these changes
  • how changes should be monitored
  • changing funding options

This report was prepared by the UK Farm Animal Genetics Resources expert advisory committee.

You can read more information about the work of the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.

Published 8 September 2015