Archive for December, 2011

  • Gains in Efficiency of Livestock Systems Needed

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011

    Populations and income growth are fueling an ongoing trend towards greater per capita consumption of animal protein in developing countries, says the report, World Livestock 2011. Meat consumption is projected to rise nearly 73 per cent by 2050; dairy consumption will grow 58 per cent over current levels.
    Much of the future [...]

  • Wine Waste Reduces Methane Emissions

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011

    Scientists at DPI’s Centre for Dairy Excellence at Ellinbank found that supplementing the cows’ feed with grape marc reduced their emissions by 20 per cent, increased milk production by five per cent and increased the healthy fatty acids in their milk when green feed was not available.
    The [...]

  • Cracking Down On Polluted Waterways

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    US – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has fined two livestock operators $14,000 each for failing to keep livestock waste from polluting waterways that flow into the Samish River.
    The actions were part of Ecology’s work on the Clean Samish Initiative, an effort of more than 20 [...]

  • Greening Of CAP Essential

    Thursday, December 8th, 2011

    Sustainability is at the heart of the European Commission’s (EC) environmental policy. However are the EC’s CAP post 2013 proposals, particularly the greening element, contradictory to productivity. Through direct payments, under Pillar 1, each holding will receive an additional payment per hectare, of 30 per cent. This is a compulsory measure that has been [...]