The carbon footprint for ruminants is high compared to other food products of animal origin but grazing animals such
as beef and lamb have other positive effects on the environment such as increased biodiversity and carbon
sequestration. Beef- and lamb producers need clear guidelines on how to adapt production to reach the target of a
climate neutral production and simultaneously increase added values such as biodiversity and carbon sequestration.
The purpose of the project is to develop these guidelines and update the environmental footprint for different
production types in beef and lamb production. The results from the project will increase the level of knowledge of
producers, advisers and the industry about the environmental footprint for beef and lamb production and how
production can be directed towards reduced environmental footprint. The results shall also lead to motivate the choice
of Swedish meat at retail-, restaurant-, consumer- and public sector level.