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UK Dairy Industry Reduced GHGs 24% since 2008; Also Boosted Efficiency & Saved Water

UK Dairy Industry Reduced GHGs 24% since 2008; Also Boosted Efficiency & Saved Water

The UK dairy industry has reduced GHG emissions associated with milk production by 24%, improved water efficiency by nearly 24% and boosted energy efficiency by 18%, according to Dairy UK’s Dairy Roadmap. Overall, UK dairy farmers seem to be serious about environmental responsibility, with 70% of them currently taking action to … Read more »

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

The farming industry has gotten a call-to-action from a dairy farmer in Oregon to engage in sustainable practices. “Every dairyman has to do this,” said Louie Kazemier, co-owner of Rickreall Dairy (via Capital Press). “We save money, it lowered costs of production, and it makes us more money…” Rickreall Dairy recently won … Read more »

Park City Group Helps Dairy Reduces Waste 24%

Park City Group, a cloud-based software company that uses big data management to help retailers and their suppliers sell more and stock less, has helped a large, regional dairy reduce its waste by 24 percent year over year at a large national retailer by using Park City Group’s Visibility & … Read more »

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Dairy Farm Waste Powers Ethanol Facility

A first-of-its-kind anaerobic digester in California captures methane from agricultural waste and turns it into clean biogas to power an ethanol facility in Tulare County. The Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which is now online, will power the production of tens of millions of gallons of ethanol, all consumed in California’s Central … Read more »

Sustainable Dairy Farms Honored

Maddox Dairy of Riverdale, Calif., has been recognized by the Innovation Center for US Dairy for pioneering green dairy farming approaches that are now used widely across the sustainable agriculture industry. Maddox was one of three winners of the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award as part of the US Dairy Sustainability Awards. The … Read more »

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Factory Dairy Farms on the Rise in Asia

The expansion of industrial dairy farms in Asia could lead to severe consequences for the environment, public health, animal welfare and rural economies, according to a policy paper by Brighter Green. The policy paper, “Beyond the Pail: The Emergence of Industrialized Dairy Systems in Asia,” forecasts that by 2025 countries … Read more »

Support Tool Cuts Dairy Emissions

Alltech has launched a tool to aid dairy nutrition and reduce methane emissions from animals. The tool allows nutritionists to evaluate and troubleshoot dairy rations to maximize feed efficiency to combat rising feed costs. It also estimates the amount of energy lost as methane and methane emissions per animal, according … Read more »

$21M to Help Dairy Farms Convert Waste to Energy

New York has made available $21 million to help the state’s dairy farmers convert farm waste to energy. The bulk of the funding — $20 million — is available through NYSERDA to install anaerobic digester technology that produces renewable biogas used to produce electricity and heat from organic wastes. Farms, … Read more »

Dairy Industry Sustainability Advances

The dairy industry today produces 59 percent more milk with 64 percent fewer cows that eat 77 percent less feed and drink 65 percent less water per cwt of milk produced compared with dairy production in 1944, reports Dairy Heard Management, citing research in the Journal of Dairy Science. Researchers … Read more »

USDA: Dairy Dust Not Harmful

Dust stirred up by wind and restless cattle at dairies does contain bacteria, fungi and small bacterial remnants such as endotoxins, but these potentially problematic particles are not found at high levels far beyond the barnyard, according to US Department of Agriculture research. In the western US, dairy cows are … Read more »

Closed Loop Recycling

UK Plastics Recycler Expands, Meets Growing Dairy Industry Needs

Closed Loop Recycling is expanding its HDPE recycling capabilities to meet the demands of the dairy industry, which increasingly requires higher levels of rHDPE in its milk bottles. The UK-based plastics recycler, which says it was the first to recycle both PET and HDPE plastic bottles into food grade material … Read more »

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