Livestock development and climate change outcomes can support each other with more productive and efficient farm systems generally producing food at much lower greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product.

The Livestock Research Group (LRG) is an international community of experts working together to advance research on improving livestock productivity while reducing its emissions intensity.

Members collaborate to:

  • Extend the global knowledge base on livestock greenhouse gas emissions
  • Develop mitigation options
  • Share knowledge and experiences
  • Help strengthen the resilience of livestock farming

Our work supports countries to achieve their own priorities at the same time as contributing to the pursuit of global solutions for agriculture, climate change and food security issues.

Livestock Research Group Co-Chairs

Sinead Leahy

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)

New Zealand


Tommy Boland

University College Dublin



Richard Dewhurst

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

United Kingdom