There is a huge issue in agriculture that most of the research, especially prominent research, is driven by the agrochemical agenda.
There are seven farms which have negative net carbon emissions for the duration of this study. That is amazing! It completely changes the narrative of the negative impact of dairy farming.
Livestock, farming, farmers, meat – they are all often just grouped into one category and linked to negative environmental impacts. This is very unfair.
We have been very encouraged to see improvements. Most farmers working with us have really shown a strong desire to improve the sustainability of their farms.
Agriculture is often pointed at as the source of high greenhouse gas emissions. How can dairy farmers reduce their carbon footprint?
We are borrowing non-renewable resources from past and future generations to support this one. That is the very opposite of sustainable agriculture.
Farmers do not gain economic advantages because they make use of the Trace & Save tools. Farmers improve because they manage their farms better – the tools help them to do this.
Climate change is a huge challenge facing society, and dairy farms are often pointed at as having a large carbon footprint.
The take-away challenge is for farmers to assess whether their fertiliser costs are decreasing per pasture produced. Are you growing cheaper pastures?
The goal is to restore agricultural soils to a healthy state – every farm is different, but the principles always apply.