Livestock: Social media content and infographics

British farming has a fantastic story to tell. The images below contain just some of the facts and figures to help you showcase the ways British farmers work to protect the environment, care for their animals and provide nutritious food for the nation.

Shareable infographics for use on Twitter

We're leading the way in our livestock production, let's get the word out to the general public. 

Farmers produce renewable energy that helps power an average of 10 million UK homes

Source: NFU, NFU Cymru, NFUS, UFU, Delivering Britain’s Clean Energy From The Land

The UK is one of the lowest users of anibiotics in Europe

Source: Targets Task Force: Two Years On, Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), October 2019

91% of households enjoy red meat as part of their balanced diet

Source: AHDB, Red meat and nutrition: the facts

Wool is worth £100m to the British economy

Source: Producer information and wool values, British Wool website

Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK

Source: 2019 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Summary, BEIS

Red meat is a rich source of essential nutrients

Source: AHDB, Red meat and nutrition: the facts

The miracle of British cows turning grass into food

Source: Cattle Farm Practices Survey 2019, Defra & Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization

Greenhouse gas emissions from UK beef are less than half the global average

Source: Land Use: Policies for a net zero UK, Committee on Climate Change, 2020

British livestock is produced to some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world

Source: Farm animal welfare: Global review summary report, Evidence Group/NFU, 2018

65% of UK farmland is best suited for growing grass for animals to eat

Source: Farming Statistics - provisional crop areas, yields and livestock populations at June 2019, Defra

Proud to protect and enhance the environment

Source: Large Blue priority species fact sheet, Butterfly Conservation/Defra

Shareable infographics for use on Facebook and Instagram

The miracle of British cows turning grass into food

Source: Cattle Farm Practices Survey 2019, Defra & Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization

Greenhouse gas emissions from UK beef are less than half the global average

Source: Land Use: Policies for a net zero UK, Committee on Climate Change, 2020

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