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How can livestock be a part of the climate solution? The natural carbon cycle explained.

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We all know that cows (and other ruminants animals like sheep) emit methane, a strong greenhouse gas. But this methane is part of a natural, or biogenic, carbon cycle where the methane breaks down into CO2 and water after about 12 years. The grass then absorbs the CO2 through photosynthesis, cows eat the grass and the cycle continues.

The CO2 from burning fossil fuel on the other hand, stays in the atmosphere for potentially 1,000 years

This animation shows how the environmental impact of methane emissions from cows is fundamentally different to the carbon dioxide from fossil fuels.

In Australia methane emissions from agriculture are falling due to the innovative emissions reduction practices and technologies that are making the red meat and livestock industry part of the climate solution.
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Delta’s Managing Director of Sustainability Amelia Deluca commits to setting science-based targets to reduce Delta’s greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Delta has pledged it will fly on 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 to help create a better world for all.

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Key points to reduce your livestock system’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions’

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Welsh farming practises are amongst some of the most sustainable and efficient in the world relying on abundant grass and rainfall and non-intensive methods. There is however more room to ‘get greener’ to reach the #NetZero target by 2050.

Here our Red Meat Technical Officer, Dr Non Williams explains how introducing certain measures into your farms practises can mitigate the GHG’s produced. Additional benefits include improved efficiency of livestock production resulting in increased profitability.

Discover how Farming Connect is helping to increase efficiencies by working with our network of Demonstration Farms: