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Livestock’s role in our economy and ecosystems

10 April 2024
Type Event Proceeding

Key note address by Professor Frank O'Mara, Teagasc Director and Chair of the Animal Task Force at the BSAS Belfast '24 Conference on Tuesday, 9 April.

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Outline of presentation

  • The size and importance of the livestock sector
  • The evolution and legitimacy of livestock production
  • The three big environmental pressures –climate, biodiversity, water
  • Components to improve sustainability
  • Where can research and innovation help

European perspective mainly
Acknowledgements: ATF and Teagasc colleagues