A statistical report relating to greenhouse gas emissions on Northern Ireland dairy farms has been released today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
This statistical report presents findings from a carbon footprint time series study that was undertaken for Northern Ireland’s dairy farm sector.
Carbon footprints as shown in the report refer to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions per unit of product and thereby allow assessments at that level. Within the report, they are measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilogram of energy corrected milk (CO2e/kg ECM).
In addition, the Department also publishes annual statistical releases with results from the UK GHG inventory. Results within these releases relate to total emissions at either the UK, regional or sectoral level. Carbon footprints can be considered supplementary as they present emissions on per unit of product basis.