Beef & Sheep Research Centre

The Beef & Sheep Research Centre focuses on bridging the gap from component scale biological and economic data up to the farming systems level and then beyond the farm gate into the food chain.

Current projects involve:

  • Development of methane measurement systems
  • Animal sensor systems (precision livestock farming)
  • Beef farm system modelling of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Carcass and meat quality characteristics – links from livestock systems, components and the human food product
  • Energy management in food chain

Our vision is to undertake both leading edge research and application development within ‘future beef and sheep farming systems’ and for some system components that go from farm into the food chain.


Green Cow event

SRUC has world-class livestock greenhouse gas (GHG) emission research facilities at Beef & Sheep Research Centre

Prof Richard Dewhurst

Head of Future Farming Systems Group (Interim), Professor of Ruminant Nutrition & Production Systems

Address: SRUC Future Farming Systems Group, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

Telephone: 0131 535 4050

Fax: Mobile: 07887672267