Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey

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Rivero, M. J., Evans, A. C. O., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Dowsey, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Enriquez, D., Chadwick, D. R., McCracken, D. I., Busch, D., Pereyra, F., Martin, G. B., Sanford, G. R., Sheridan, H., Wright, I., Brunet, L., Eisler, M. C., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Williams, A. P., Jackson, R. D., Machado, R., Suraj, P.T., Puech, T., Boland, T. M., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey. Animal Frontiers. 115 (5), pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab048

AuthorsRivero, M. J., Evans, A. C. O., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Dowsey, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Enriquez, D., Chadwick, D. R., McCracken, D. I., Busch, D., Pereyra, F., Martin, G. B., Sanford, G. R., Sheridan, H., Wright, I., Brunet, L., Eisler, M. C., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Williams, A. P., Jackson, R. D., Machado, R., Suraj, P.T., Puech, T., Boland, T. M., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F.
Abstract

Implications
• The Global Farm Platform was conceived and established to explore multidisciplinary strategies for
optimising the sustainability of ruminant livestock systems around the world.
• International sustainability issues are common, but
the solutions are often region-specific; therefore, our
farms, situated across all major agroclimatic zones, are
a unique resource worldwide.
• Each farm is following "steps to sustainable livestock" to improve their production system(s), thereby
developing robust metrics to progress economic, environmental and social viability.
• The consortium works collaboratively to improve the
sustainability of ruminants, which we argue are a vital
component of global food systems, delivering both
human and planetary health.

KeywordsCircularity; Grazing systems; Mixed farming; Precision farming; Research farms; Ruminant livestock
Year of Publication2021
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Journal citation115 (5), pp. 52-58
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab048
Web address (URL)https://academic.oup.com/af/article/11/5/52/6404330
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 2 (WP2) - Adaptive management systems for improved efficiency and nutritional quality
The North Wyke Farm Platform- National Capability [2017-22]
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online20 Oct 2021
PublisherWiley

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