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Improving the environmental and economic sustainability of upland grazing systems

BEAA’s large-scale research into designing and testing alternative grazing management systems for the uplands has achieved impact on the environment and economy. Environmental policy and its implementation has been directly and indirectly influenced as the research has provided vital evidence to government agencies and conservation bodies. The research findings have also benefited the upland farming community by identifying opportunities for improved productivity and hence economic viability - more efficient use of pasture resources leading to higher growth rates for forage-based systems and reduced reliance on purchased feed and fertiliser.

For more information contact Dr Mariecia Fraser (, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth University.

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