Environment

Environment

The TIA Dairy Centre has a goal to develop production practices and systems that sustains dairy production, improves resource use efficiency and environmental performance. The Dairy Centre aims to carry out research, development and extension projects that focus on improving efficiency of dairy farm systems through knowledge of underpinning processes and application of this knowledge to enhance farm performance and efficiency in relation to resource use and environmental performance.

 

Project Information

Whole farm systems analysis of climate change impacts on the southern grazing industries

This project was funded by Dairy Australia and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, with the aim to assist Australian dairy farmers with strategies to assist with climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation. The objectives of the project were to increase knowledge and awareness of climate change impacts and adaptation options and to evaluate mitigation options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the national dairy industry.   These activities were achieved through modelling, using biophysical models such as DairyMod and the TIA-developed Dairy Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategies (DGAS) calculator, available from Dairying for Tomorrow, and through links with national research projects.

For further information regarding this project contact Karen Christie.

 

Assisting Tasmanian dairy farmers with coping strategies for adaptability and mitigation of climate change

This project was funded by FarmReady and sub-contracted to TIA by DairyTas, and focused on assisting Tasmanian dairy farmers with strategies to cope with adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Face to face interviews were held with thirty dairy farmers across the state. The issues which were identified in the collation of the interview data were prepared and presented to focus group meetings with farmers, and included data presenting the likely risks of these issues increasing in importance in their implications for management on farm.

For further information regarding this project contact Mark Freeman.