"Options to reduce greenhouse gases from livestock production"
Seminaret belyste hvilke muligheter som finnes for å redusere klimagassutslipp fra husdyr uten å redusere matproduksjonen. Foredragene spente over et vidt område fra husdyravl og grovfôrkvalitet via tilsetningsstoffer i fôret til effekter av beiting på albedo (varmeutstråling) og C-binding i jord. To internasjonalt anerkjente forskere åpnet seminaret etterfulgt av foredrag fra norske forskere og forvaltning.
Presentasjonene fra møtet (pdf)
|PhD-student Stine Samsonstuen, NMBU: Greenhouse gas emissions from suckler cow production. Presentation of the new whole farm-system model "HolosNorBeef" |
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Torger Gjefsen, Prosjektleder «Grovfôr 2020»: Reduksjon av klimagasser gjennom bedre kvalitet og høyere avlinger av grovfôr.
Mia Vedel Sørensen, NTNU: C-kretsløp/C-binding i 3 vegetasjonstyper (grasmark, lynghei, vierkratt) på Dovrefjell. Resultater fra studie
Paul Crosson is a graduate of University College Dublin with a B.Agr.Sc. degree (First Class Honours) and a PhD in Agricultural Systems Analysis. Following the completion of his PhD he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and conducted research with the USDA at the Pennsylvania State University. He joined Teagasc (Irish Agricultural and Food Development Authority), as a Research Scientist in Livestock Systems in March 2007 where his work involved the economic analysis of livestock systems.A major focus was on the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions, an area where he collaborated with Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) in the development of a farm “carbon audit” programme which was accredited by the UK Carbon Trust. He was also responsible for the development of the Carbon Navigator, a decision support tool to provide recommendations to beef farmers to reduce beef carbon footprint while improving farm profitability.
He was on industry technical working groups established by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation in 2012 and 2015, which led to reviews of the beef breeding indexes used in Ireland. A specific responsibility was the development of economic values for the beef breeding indexes. He is also a member of the Economics Technical Working Group of Animal Health Ireland. He is a past-president of the Irish Grassland Association (2014/15). He is currently employed as Supply Strategy and Development Manager for LacPatrick Dairies in Ireland.
Dr. Beauchemin has been a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research and Development Centre in Alberta since 1988 and is an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan. Before her career in research, Karen spent several years in the feed industry as a nutritionist. She obtained a PhD in ruminant nutrition at the University of Guelph (1988), an MSc in animal nutrition at Laval University (1982), and her BSc in agriculture at McGill University (1978). Dr. Beauchemin conducts a broad based research program to improve feed utilization of beef and dairy cattle while reducing environmental impact of meat and milk production. Dr. Beauchemin recently served on the National Academy of Science’s Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle 8th revision committee.