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Sustainable beef and arable farming – Dave Barron


Dave Barron talks about his experience of being a climate change monitoring farm and the benefits and challenges of farming in a more sustainable way. He has mixed farm in Aberdeenshire with Aberdeen Angus beef cattle and barley crops.

Relevant Links:

Find out more about Nether Aden Farm and the other Climate Change Focus Farms around Scotland on the ‘Farming for a better climate’ website: Farming for a Better Climate – Farming for a Better Climate

Scottish Beef Association: Scottish Beef Association

Quality Meat Scotland: How much red meat can you eat to remain within government guidelines? – We Eat Balanced

Quality Meat Scotland: Food, farming and welfare | Quality Meat Scotland (

National Farmers Union. Climate friendly farming – The facts about British meat: archive (

Wyness L (2015) The role of red meat in the diet: nutrition and health benefits. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. The role of red meat in the diet: nutrition and health benefits | Proceedings of the Nutrition Society | Cambridge Core

Food Connections Podcast

The Food Connections podcast aims to help you learn more about the food you eat and connect with those who make it.

The Food Connections podcast is created and produced by Dr Laura Wyness, Nutrition Research and Communication who is also one of Scotland’s Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors #ScotFoodAmbassador

Intro music produced by James Mosaic