Spotlight Target Area: Primary Producer Sustainability Initiatives / Emissions ABP is one of the leading innovators in the meat and agri-food sector, embraces Science Based Targets and is committed to playing its role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimising the impact of global warming. ABP conducts industry leading research with Teagasc and Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) to look at ways of helping beef farmers reduce their environmental impact. The research has focused on using a data-driven approach to improve the genetics available to the beef herd, so that beef animals optimise their feed conversion ratio and are ready for slaughter at a younger age. Results have shown that this breeding approach can lead to significant reductions in methane emissions which could have significantly positive environmental impacts on Irish beef production. It has also shown to improve income returns to the farmer – demonstrating that economic and environmental sustainability can travel hand in hand.