Emissions

Idea of cut to livestock herd ‘overly simplistic and flawed’

Idea of cut to livestock herd ‘overly simplistic and flawed’

The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre has said that reducing the livestock herd or a reduction of emissions from livestock as...

May 17, 2022

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

The New Zealand government has committed NZ$710 million (€430 million) over the next four years to speed up efforts to...

May 16, 2022

Food Vision Dairy Group recommends 30% nitrogen cut by 2025

Food Vision Dairy Group recommends 30% nitrogen cut by 2025

The Food Vision Dairy Group is now recommending that the dairy sector reduces chemical nitrogen (N) use by 30% in...

May 13, 2022

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

A new study has shown that cumulative methane output was reduced by almost 11% in dairy cows that received a...

May 9, 2022

Tánaiste: ‘We’re not going to tell anyone to reduce their cow numbers’

Tánaiste: ‘We’re not going to tell anyone to reduce their cow numbers’

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has moved to give further assurances that a reduction in...

May 7, 2022

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

New Zealand dairy cooperative, Fonterra, is to expand a trial which uses seaweed to reduce methane emissions from cows. In...

May 5, 2022

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

IFOAM Organics Europe has urged the need for a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to carbon farming, focusing not only on...

April 27, 2022

An Taisce calls for more ambitious Clean Air Strategy

An Taisce calls for more ambitious Clean Air Strategy

The government’s current draft Clean Air Strategy cannot deliver meaningful improvements to Ireland’s air quality, according to An Taisce. The...

April 27, 2022

Food Vision Dairy Group report ‘ambitious but realistic’ – Dairygold chief

Food Vision Dairy Group report ‘ambitious but realistic’ – Dairygold chief

The 17 recommendations to cut emissions from the dairy sector outlined in the Food Vision Dairy Group report are ambitious...

April 22, 2022

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Widespread implementation of ammonia reduction technologies in agriculture is needed for Ireland’s compliance with EU air pollutant reduction targets, according...

April 22, 2022

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

A webinar has heard how a significant increase in tree planting could sequester 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

April 14, 2022

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the “climate imperative is that we act now and change how we produce food”....

April 14, 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions do not recognise international borders

Greenhouse gas emissions do not recognise international borders

Jack Bobo, director of global food and water policy with The Nature Conservancy and CEO of the of food foresight...

April 12, 2022

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Food Dairy Vision Group (FDVG) chairman, Prof. Gerry Boyle believes that a proposal to reduce fertiliser nitrogen (N) levels by...

April 12, 2022

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

The proposed changes to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – which would see larger cattle, pig and poultry farms...

April 10, 2022

SmartCow project aims to promote animal welfare and healthy livestock

SmartCow project aims to promote animal welfare and healthy livestock

The final conference of the SmartCow project was recently held (Wednesday, April 6) and included a presentation of findings from...

April 8, 2022

Food Vision Dairy Group recommends voluntary retirement scheme

Food Vision Dairy Group recommends voluntary retirement scheme

The Food Vision Dairy Group has published its draft interim report containing a list of 17 recommendations, including a voluntary...

April 8, 2022

Irish MEPs urged to stand up for sustainable grass-based livestock farming

Irish MEPs urged to stand up for sustainable grass-based livestock farming

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has rejected “out of hand” proposals by the European Commission to introduce...

April 6, 2022