The English Beef and Sheep Production Roadmap has been produced by a steering group of industry organisations led by EBLEX. The overall objective is to develop a strategy to guide beef and sheep producers towards actions that reduce the negative and promote the positive environmental impacts of their businesses.

Phase One of the Roadmap concentrates on one of the most important challenges facing the world today – mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use.  It aims to establish realistic current performance benchmarks, based on the best available Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) modelling, and a practical strategy, to help meet the 2020 targets set for agriculture in the UK’s Low Carbon Transition Plan against the background of other important environmental considerations.