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Can ruminant methane be reduced by genetic selection, vaccines or feeding seaweed? Garry Waghorn

Gary discussed three methodologies currently being worked on as mitigation strategies for methane reduction: Genetics Certain sheep have been identified as having low methane emisions. These are also sheep whtat are low yielding so there is a trade-off with performance. This is explained that lower performance comes from lower VFA production so less energy for

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Environment
Andrea Murphy

Overseer Modelling Case Study – Alastair Taylor

This active run through of Overseer included demo software that was not public at the time of the session. Alastair takes a step by step approach to showcase how the FM programme functions, what information to put into each section and the latest in easy to use features. Highlighting that in the “Overview” section there

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Environment
Andrea Murphy

Demystifying the New Freshwater Regulations – Adrian Brocksopp, Principal Consultant – Ravensdown

The new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (Aug 2020) (NPS) sets out the objectives and polices for freshwater management under the Resource Management Act 1991. It provides direction and is implemented through regional and district plans. There are different speeds of implementation for different councils. The new NPS sets tougher national bottom lines.

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