Friday 25 September, 2020 at 12pm (AEST), 10am (AWST)
The answers to these questions and many more will be explored at the first webinar in our new series, The Road to Net Zero. Each webinar will focus on a particular industry or way that farmers can reduce their emissions, providing practical steps towards carbon neutrality.
In this first webinar we will focus on livestock emissions. Tom Davison, University of New England, will present on how livestock emissions are calculated on-farm, and the differences with measuring emissions elsewhere. Lucinda Corrigan, Rennylea, will speak to her experiences in selectively breeding for a lower emissions herd and the benefits in doing so.
Photo credit: Angus Emmott Photography
Tom Davison obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland on milk production from tropical grazing systems and led national research into heat stress management for dairy. He held investment positions in research management with Dairy Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia. While with MLA he led the National Livestock Methane Program from 2010-16 that conducted research into productivity in combination with methane mitigation in ruminants. His membership of the Emissions Assurance Reduction Committee and understanding of carbon markets gave rise to leadership of a study into pathways for the Australian red meat industry to become Carbon Neutral.
Lucinda is the chair of Farmers for Climate Action and runs a large multi-property cattle genetics enterprise with her husband in the Murray Valley, east of Albury. Lucinda’s leadership on climate change adaption in the grazing industry was recognised by the National Climate Change and Research facility, being named the 2012 Climate Adaption Champion. To accompany this, Lucinda is also the Director or Chair of multiple Organisations and Councils, including the Commissioner of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
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