Climate & Environment

Farmers to get lower carbon target with review in 2025

The compromise target is likely to be agreed after backbench rural TDs threatened to resign their party whips, but it could be raised if methane-inhibiting technologies prove viable

The size of the national herd can be maintained while cutting emissions by improving animal breeding and adopting methane-reducing feed additives, according to Barry Cowen of Fianna Fáil. Picture: Getty