#ANMbeyond150: Safeguarding our industry for another 150 years

Posted: February 11, 2022

Throughout ANM Group’s 150th year celebrations in 2022, our #ANMbeyond150 campaign is highlighting the good work which Scottish agriculture is delivering now to protect our environment and our climate. The Scottish food and drink sector is Scotland’s biggest economic driver worth over £15 billion and our red meat sector is at the heart of a thriving rural economy and making great strides towards net zero. 

The challenge 

Climate change presents a challenge to us all, and every individual, business and organisation must take steps to address it. Steps are being taken now on farms to cut emissions, and with 56% of farmers already focusing on the future and sustainability Scottish agriculture has seen a 15.9% reduction in net emissions over the last 30 years.  

As one of the largest and most progressive producer-owned farming, food and finance co-operatives in Scotland, ANM Group is proud to support our members and customers in producing a product which is rich in provenance, supporting Scotland’s world-renowned food and drink sector, and sustainably produced. 

ANM Group can help our members and the wider agricultural community to continue doing what they do best, in a way which meets the climate challenge head-on. At the same time, we also have a responsibility to challenge the often-misleading reporting about our industry’s contribution to climate change. Livestock production accounts for less than 6% of the UK’s net carbon emissions, compared to 27% caused by transport and 21% by power generation and supply. 

The campaign 

#ANMbeyond150 is celebrating the good work that is underway on farms across Scotland to cut emissions, sequester carbon and enhance the environment and biodiversity. 

We are putting a face on this vital work, by highlighting the positive actions our members and customers are taking that will help secure another prosperous 150 years.  

Our ask of you 

We want to celebrate the good work you are doing, and we are asking you to support our campaign in the following ways:  

  1. Tell us what you are doing. Agricultural businesses are at the heart of everything we do, and we would like to hear from you on the actions you are undertaking in your business – no matter how big or small – to reduce your environmental footprint and secure the future of the agriculture sector for another 150 years. Get in touch with us at marketing@anmgroup.co.uk
  2. Share our #ANMbeyond150 content. Look out for the #ANMbeyond150 hashtag on social media, and like and share our posts and videos. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anmgroup  
  3. Join the discussion. Add the #ANMbeyond150 hashtag to any photos and videos you are posting from your agricultural business and join the discussion.  

Data from NFU Scotland – Martin Kennedy: A Factual Tour Of Scottish Agriculture 

Data from Quality Meat Scotland – https://www.qmscotland.co.uk/