Green Genes - Revolutionising cattle breeding for a sustainable future

British Cattle Breeding Conference in Telford sheds light on how farmers can go green

How can farmers adapt to meet the climate change challenges? This was the question posed at our annual conference in Telford, Shropshire in January.

Acclaimed academics, scientists and leading farmers told delegates how a combination of tools could help farmers deliver Net Zero.

These included adopting carbon calculators, breeding more efficient animals, greater supply chain collaboration and moving to regenerative agriculture.

BCBC Chairman, Ben Harman, said: “In the face of perceived challenges ahead, there was an overwhelming positivity from speakers and delegate alike.

“While it was clear that there is no silver bullet, the use of accurate data in our management and breeding decisions will help us improve our environmental and economic sustainability.”

Presentations from the 2024 conference and past conference's are available for BCBC members to view online via British Cattle Breeders Club ( 

Date for your Diary - the 2025 Conference will be held from Monday 20th - 22nd January in Telford, Shropshire.

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