Carbon

Qld’s Kilcoy export beef plant first to achieve carbon neutral certification

Kilcoy Global Foods’ grainfed processing facility north of Brisbane has become the first and only large-scale beef plant in Australia, and potentially the world, to reach certified carbon neutral status…Read More

Beef Central, 18/04/2024

Organisation setting beef industry targets changes carbon credit rules

An organisation which has been quietly setting a lot of beef industry targets has made a big shift in its position on carbon credits…Read More

Eric Barker, 18/04/2024

Federal Govt announces first stage of environmental reforms

Federal Environment minister Tanya Plibersek has today announced the second stage of the Government’s Nature Positive Plan, pledging to streamline the process for new renewable energy projects and announcing a new national Environmental Protection Agency…Read More

Beef Central, 16/04/2024

Trillions of tonnes of carbon locked in soil has been left out of environmental models – and it’s on the move

We all know about the carbon in Earth’s atmosphere, and probably about the carbon contained in plants and the bodies of animals. But a substantial fraction of the carbon in the planet’s land-based ecosystems is held in something so obvious we might overlook it: soil…Read More

Yuanyuan Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Pep Canadell, CSIRO, and Yingping Wang, CSIRO, 15/04/2024

Climate targets should recognise cattle aren’t “one-way” emitters, ICMJ told

There is a serious need to review and modernise the Australian cattle industry’s emissions targets to prevent cattle from being  incorrectly “lumped in” with one-way fossil fuel emitters, Cattle Australia deputy chair Adam Coffey told last week’s ICMJ Northern Conference in Rockhampton…Read More

James Nason, 08/04/2024

How a NSW farmer is building soil carbon in cropping systems

While building soil carbon in grazing systems has been garnering plenty of attention, Liverpool Plains grower Scott McCalman says it should also be a focus for cropping. ..Read More

Eric Barker, 05/04/2024

Carbon case: NAPCo shares learnings from five years of carbon neutral beef

This article is part of a series of case studies AgCarbon Central is doing on producers of all shapes and sizes doing interesting work in the carbon and environmental sectors. Today’s story is on NAPCo, which has been marketing carbon neutral beef since April 2019…Read More

Eric Barker, 04/04/2024

Carbon market criticism highlights tricky land clearing situation

Australia’s carbon market has been called into question again, with a group of scientists alleging that carbon sequestration in a large portion of the projects has been overstated. Its recent coverage highlights the difficult position the livestock industry is in when it comes to land clearing…Read More

Eric Barker, 02/04/2024

Australian-focused definition of deforestation to be launched at Beef 2024

Cattle Australia says it hopes to have a definition of deforestation in the Australian context across the supply chain ready for launch at Beef 2024. It comes amid a recent ramping up of reporting requirements across suply chains, which Rabobank’s Angus Gidley-Baird covered in detail at last week’s NTCA annual conference. ..Read More

James Nason, 27/03/2024

Can livestock transporters move away from fossil fuels?

Livestock transporters have highlighted some of the harsh truths and opportunities brought about by growing corporate and political pressure to reduce emissions…Read More

Eric Barker, 27/03/2024

Research investigating ways to put methane reducing technology into the paddock

New research is investigating the potential of a lick-block formula that could help reduce methane emissions from livestock…Read More

Beef Central, 27/03/2024

Global nature-based investment needs to increase to $8.1t by 2050, Colliers

A report released by global real estate and professional services company, Colliers, has highlighted developing investment into “nature based solutions” as an opportunity for agriculture in the coming decades…Read More

Beef Central, 26/03/2024

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