30 October 2020

This project is directed by the question of how to envision and generate a solid research basis for a future green production of livestock in Denmark and beyond. To address this, the project merges anthropology and veterinary and animal science to identify and proactively repurpose the theoretical and practical knowledge domains that condition Danish cattle production.

Through collaborative interdisciplinary fieldwork in two shared research sites, Cattle Crossroads focuses on the knowledge junctions where scientific, theoretical and practical choices are made about how to produce cattle in a green future. Exploring how knowledge about livestock production is articulated, codified, contested, funded and shared among different professionals in the field, the project will build a capacity to navigate the crossroads that animal production spurs in an era of climate change and spark a renewed debate about de-growth, as is appropriate for the Earth’s finite resource conditions.