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Jude Capper, PhD DSc (h.c.) ARAgS

Jude Capper, PhD DSc (h.c.) ARAgS

Jude L. Capper has two main roles: she is the ABP Chair and Professor of Sustainable Beef and Sheep systems at Harper Adams University (Shropshire, UK); and is also an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant.

Jude's research focuses on modeling the sustainability of livestock production systems, specifically dairy, beef and sheep. She is currently working on projects relating to on-farm greenhouse gas emissions from UK beef production; climate footprints of smallholder farming; the impacts of livestock health and welfare on system sustainability; and technology use in South American beef production. Jude is Chair of the Route Panel for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care and Vice-Chair of the Green Apprenticeships Advisory Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. She is also the Treasurer of the National Beef Association and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.

Jude has an active social media presence and spends a considerable amount of time de-bunking some of the more commonly-heard myths relating to livestock production. In 2021, Jude was awarded an honorary doctorate (DSc honoris causa) by Harper Adams University, and the Sir John Hammond Award by the British Society of Animal Science and British Cattle Breeders Club, in recognition of her contributions to the UK livestock industry.

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