Research and analysis
Beef genetics: increasing profitability for UK beef farmers
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
- Part of:
- FAnGR resources for farmers and livestock breeders, Biodiversity and ecosystems, and Animal and plant health
- First published:
- 8 September 2015
Recommendations for improving the beef sector by better use of genetics.
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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