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Thursday, 1 June 2023

Mudgegonga field day focuses on practicalities of farm emissions

A field day at Mudgegonga this month will explore the options for reducing farm emissions and accessing supply chains looking for low-emissions intensity produce. Speakers will also cover genomics, plant breeding, pasture species suitable for high rainfall areas, and improving soil health to capture productivity gains.

The field day on Wednesday 7 June will include presentations at the Mudgegonga Hall in the morning and an afternoon in the paddock on a beef cattle property.

Some case studies and practical information will be supplied so that you can go away and consider some of these opportunities in your operation. Many of the terms provided by the media will be demystified and discussed as part of the day. 

This event is supported by the North East CMA and Agriculture Victoria, with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Speakers will discuss where things are up to with respect to farms and emissions. The field day will provide a chance to understand some of the main themes around the topic.

Speakers include:

  • Understanding what a carbon footprint looks like - Julian Carroll, Stellar Livestock
  • Carbon Neutral supply chains and being involved - Mark Ritchie, Delatite Station
  • Genetics and opportunities to reduce emissions - Christian Duff, Angus Australia General Manager of Genetic Improvement
  • Resource Management Farm Water - Greg Bekker, DEECA (Agriculture Victoria)
  • Feed base pasture - Allen Newman, Barenbrug Seeds
  • Soil health and nutrition - Sue Briggs, CSBP Labs
  • Agriculture Victoria's On-Farm Emissions Action Plan Pilot - Brad Costin, DEECA (Agriculture Victoria)

The field day gets underway at 9.30am at Mudgegonga Public Hall, 1395 Myrtleford-Yackandandah Rd, Mudgegonga.

Tickets are $30 plus booking fee for venue and catering and can be made at https://events.humanitix.com/carbon-farming-productivity-field-day

For more information contact Lachlan Campbell at lachlan.campbell@necma.vic.gov.au or 0400 852 452.

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