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Virtual Event: Biochar as a livestock feed supplement

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Event: Biochar as a livestock feed supplement - implications for carbon, profit and sustainability

When:  Tuesday 21 November, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT

Why: To showcase the physical, environmental, economic and social implications associated with feeding biochar to livestock Who should attend: all welcome

Join us for a brief webinar to showcase research conducted on a commercial farm in Tasmania, where steers were allowed ad libitum (free) access to feed-grade biochar.

The webinar will discuss results measured for liveweight gains, pasture composition and growth, manure and soil organic carbon, enteric methane emissions and cost-benefit modelling.

The webinar will outline consumer and farmer perceptions associated with feeding biochar to ruminant livestock, as well as implications for animal and soil health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental co-benefits. Effects of biochar on soil carbon and enteric methane are explored by way of scenario analysis.

The webinar will include discussion of wider aspects associated with feeding biochar and will be followed by Q&A.

Register now via zoom

We thank Meat & Livestock Australia and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture for funding this research.