Carbon Accounting Walk and Talk- 29 November 2019
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Scottish Land and Estates, in partnership with Torwoodlee invite SLE Members to attend this knowledge transfer and information event aimed at landowners, farmers and conservation professionals.
Carbon accounting enables farmers and land managers to estimate the emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide produced from farm operations and land, as well as estimate the carbon locked up (sequestered) through soil and woodland management.
Torwoodlee is approximately 3,000 acres of grass, timber and hill farming land which has been owned and managed by the Pringle Family for over 500 years.
They now operate both farms in hand and intend to major on a suckler beef enterprise based around 230 Luing cattle out-wintered on the hill and supplemented by Simmental, Charolais and Angus bulls.
They retain a flock of approximately 700 mainly Cheviot based ewes and look after nearly 400 acres of woodland.
The event will explore whether a Scottish out-wintered beef operation might be a more sensible use of land when it comes to both climate change and environmental conservation, as well as considering broader livestock farming and land use.
We will hear from Keith McWhinnie from the Scottish Government who is Policy Officer for Climate Change, as well as head of the Scottish Government’s Agriculture and Climate Change Group. Other speakers will be announced shortly.
We will also look at the use of the AgriCalc system, a carbon measurement tool.
This event is free of charge to SLE Members, but booking is essential through SLE website.