What are Canadian dairy farmers doing in their barns to work towards net zero?
BRIGHT IDEAS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Many dairy farmers have found ways to reduce electricity use with energy efficient lighting, automated ventilation and milk cooling equipment that warms water at the same time.
Several farmers are seizing the opportunity to produce and use renewable energy. Wind turbines, solar panels and bioenergy are some of the innovative green energy generators that can be found on Canadian dairy farms.
Working with dedicated partners helps farmers recycle agricultural plastics into the circular economy.
Digital farming? GPS-enabled smart tractors, computerized or robotic equipment, and data modelling make farming high-tech and more precise. That’s sustainable.
Today's cows are healthier and more productive than ever. Fewer cows are needed to produce the demand in milk, and consequently, each litre has a smaller environmental footprint.
IMPROVING COW NUTRITION
The modern dairy cow's diet is not only fine-tuned for nutrition, but improving cows’ digestion can also help inhibit methane emitted as part of the cow's natural rumination process.
Canadian dairy farmers collect and store manure in eco-friendly ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on their farms.