With Australian livestock numbers forecast to increase over the next few years how will this impact emission levels?
If the herd numbers increase, there will be an increase in methane. However, through the industry’s carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30) program of work, we are continuing to develop and implement technologies to reduce methane and increase carbon sequestration to achieve a net zero greenhouse gas position for the red meat industry.
The solution includes increasing the use of natural supplements and additives to reduce emissions, as well as continuing to store carbon in the landscape. With increasing livestock numbers, the industry will continue to increase the rate of adoption of these practices to enable the industry to achieve CN30.