Source: John Maday, Bovine Veterinarian
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Date: 25th October 2017
Venue: Pasture Fed Livestock Association offices and Whittington Lodge Farm
Last Monday brought a new report released which has received quite a lot of media attention focussing on the greenhouse gas impact of grazing livestock, and the potential for grasslands to provide benefits in terms of sequestering carbon.
Source: Mike Bridgen, Darlington and Stockton Times, 2nd June
Feed efficiency must become a major priority for UK beef producers if the industry is to compete in global markets in the post - Brexit era.
Below is an interesting blog from Stephen Zwick, which was originally featured on Quora, published on the 12th May 2017.
This article was written by David McLean, the general manager for Resource Conservation Services, who are based in Australia. I was lucky to meet Terry McCosker who runs this company while I was on my Nuffield travels to Aus, and you can read my blog on my meeting here. To read the article below in full and on the RCS website, please click here.
New Study from Australia shows livestock production can be part of the solution to lowering carbon emissions
Source: ABC Rural, 6th April 2017
Livestock production is often blamed as one of the highest carbon emitters but a new study shows livestock farmers can be carbon netural and maintain production and profitability.
The study by the University of Melbourne followed two different farming operations in their bid to become carbon neutral, Jigsaw Farms in western Victoria and a property near Yass, in New South Wales.
Source: Dan Nosowitz, Modern Farmer