Chinese-owned Westland Dairy Company is getting $1.7 million from the Government to accelerate plans to reduce carbon emissions produced by its Hokitika factory.
Alltech subsidiary Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Dairy EA model to help producers measure and lower the carbon footprint of their dairy operation.
The company says these accredited assessments capture a wealth of in-depth data on animal production, health, feed, fertiliser, water, energy, and resource use. Clear and concise information is delivered via reports for producers and industry, along with on-farm consultancy advice.
“Farmers are always striving to improve animal health, welfare and productivity,” said Nigel Meads, innovation sales manager for Alltech New Zealand.
“What makes the Alltech E-CO2 approach such an exciting concept is that it quantifies the gains in environmental performance that come along with these improvements and is focused on the animal, the environment and profitability.”
He Waka Eke Noa has developed resources to help industry bodies and farmers understand their agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Knowing a farm’s nitrous oxide and methane numbers is the first step toward managing — and knowing how to reduce — on-farm emissions.