Signpost farms already on path of lower GHG emissions
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the annual Teagasc beef conference, which took place last week in Ballinasloe.
15 November 2023 News
Cutting dairy emissions without losing money
A study by Teagasc at Solohead research farm found that it was possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions associated with milk production while maintaining margin.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers must start carbon journey – KPMG report
A survey of food and drink businesses in NI has highlighted the need to make progress around cutting carbon emissions
Current GHG accounting system ‘not a good metric’ for methane - O'Mara
Teagasc director Frank O’Mara stated that as methane does not stay around in the atmosphere for as long as CO2 does, the accounting mechanism for methane should not be the same.
13 November 2023 Climate and environment
Climate change to shift suckler breed makeup
Adam Woods reports from last week’s Teagasc/ICBF webinar on the changes coming down the track for suckler cow breeding.
8 November 2023 Breeding & health
Ignoring sustainability isn’t an option – Mullan
David Wright reports from the annual dinner organised by the NI Food and Drink Association
18 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Emissions from dairy, beef, sheep and tillage farms fell last year
Caitríona Morrissey looks at the detail of emissions from different types of farms, as reported in the latest Teagasc Sustainability Report.
Emissions from dairy, cattle, sheep and tillage farms fell in 2022 – Teagasc
While dairy cow numbers increased, greenhouse gas emissions still fell on average, Teagasc research has revealed.
Renewable and low-carbon fuels need to be incentivised - CEMA
A recent position paper published by CEMA has called on the promotion, production and use of renewable and low-carbon fuels within agriculture, while other alternative technologies reach maturity.
27 September 2023 News
Rewet bogs release 'substantial' methane, but rapidly become carbon sinks
"After 2085, the site will have a less warming impact than it would have had without rewetting," the study found.
30 August 2023 News
Letter about the ARC Zero project
"The ARC Zero project is about seven farmers who have made a significant start on their journey to Net Zero." - John Gilliland, Chair ARC Zero
30 August 2023 Letters
Scientists set out limitations with carbon calculators
The study has considered how best to assess the carbon footprint of agri-food systems
16 August 2023 Northern Ireland