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Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental and Economic Effects of Dairy and Beef Consolidation and Intensification Pathways

Cluster Leader: Dr James Gibbons, Bangor University.

  • A truly interdisciplinary and scientifically excellent framework drawing on life cycle assessment (LCA) and farm management modelling expertise, animal husbandry expertise, economic modelling expertise, and detailed data on existing farm structure and trends.
  • Will apply consequential LCA (CLCA), economic and environmental modelling to capture wider effects of beef production and indirect landuse change at multiple scales.
  • Methodically innovative framework allowing feedback between the LCA, farm management and economic components.
  • Direct relevance to farm management and UK dairy policy makers.

Click here for a document providing a wider context and insights into the pertinent challenges being addressed by the Cluster’s research.

CLEANER COWS is a partnership between:

Bangor University

  • Dr James Gibbons
  • Dr David Styles
  • Andreas Soteriades

Aberystwyth University

  • Dr Jon Moorby
  • Dr Andreas Foskolos

Cardiff University

  • Prof. Max Munday

Farm Business Survey, University of Nottingham

  • Dr Paul Wilson


  • Mr Ray Keatinge

HPC Wales