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Alex McCarthy Signpost dairy farmer on reducing emissions


This month we meet farmers that are engaging with their carbon footprint figure. Tom O'Connor, Teagasc Dairy Advisor, joins dairy farmer Alex McCarthy in Co. Limerick, to analyse the results of his recent Bord Bia audit and suitable actions he can take to reduce emissions.

The carbon footprint of a farm refers to how many greenhouse gases (GHG) are emitted for every kg of milk or meat produced. After each audit, all certified dairy and beef farmers receive a Farmer Feedback Report from Bord Bia, including the farm’s carbon footprint, calculated using a model developed by Teagasc. Tom O'Connor, Teagasc Dairy Advisor, joins dairy farmer Alex McCarthy in Co. Limerick, to analyse the results of his recent Bord Bia audit and suitable actions he can take to reduce emissions.

Watch this short video as Alex outlines his approach to reducing emissions

Find out more on how Signpost Farmers use their carbon footprint to make a plan here

Find out more about the Signpost Programme here

 

 

Read the Teagasc Signpost Programme Newsletter November 2021 here

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