Could it be that a lot of cattle producers world-wide are being unfairly blamed for progressing climate change because of the methane released by their cattle? Going one step further, in this contributed article Alan Lauder, long-time grazier and author of the book Carbon Grazing – The Missing Link, suggests that the methane emissions of the Australian sheep and cattle industry are not changing the climate, because they have been stable since the 1970’s.
Australia’s red meat industry can become carbon neutral by 2030, putting it head and shoulders above its global competitors, MLA managing director Richard Norton told the company’s AGM in Alice Springs this afternoon.
One question more than any other is directed at CarbonLink’s Terry McCosker by producers wanting know more about on-farm carbon storing projects. Is there any money in it?
There is no doubt Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Fund has created new opportunities for many landholders who will continue to reap the benefits for years to come, writes the Australian Farm Institute’s Mick Keogh.
New markets and incentives could make storing carbon or producing energy from land more profitable than farming, and turn our agricultural land into a carbon sink.
The Australian beef industry will benefit with the completion of three years world-leading research on genetic traits to breed lower methane producing cattle.
Central Qld stud cattle breeder Geoff Maynard says until now the debate over cows and carbon has focussed almost exclusively on the animal’s ‘exhaust emissions’ – methane. But he argues via this Youtube video that a more holistic view should be taken, recognising cattle as nature’s carbon-capturers and converters.
This webinar will inform livestock producers about the opportunities in the Emissions Reduction Fund, how carbon markets work and how livestock producers can earn extra income from participating in the ERF.
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Teys Australia has commissioned its new Beenleigh waste water treatment facility which substantially reduces the plant’s reliance on fossil fuels. Beenleigh’s waste water treatment facility can now generate, capture and deliver renewable energy back to the site, slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 33,000 tonnes each year.
A Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) methodology has been endorsed which could allow northern cattle producers on extensive operations to claim carbon credits by feeding nitrate supplements to their herd.