MLA to launch Carbon EDGE program for pink meat producers

MEAT & Livestock Australia is launching a brand new program referred to as Carbon EDGE for Australian pink meat producers, an addition to the business’s well-known EDGE community coaching program together with Enterprise EDGE, Breeding EDGE, Vitamin EDGE and Grazing Land Administration EDGE.

The pink meat business’s goal to realize carbon neutrality by 2030 (CN30) will solely be realised with the adoption of emissions avoidance and carbon storage practices and applied sciences.

Though there’s vast curiosity in these practices and applied sciences, producers have indicated that they’re searching for extra info to make sense of the choices obtainable to them and the way these may very well be utilized inside their companies.

Based on MLA’s program supervisor for adoption Sally Leigo, the event of a Carbon EDGE coaching bundle will deal with the information and ability hole.

“This will likely be finished by offering producers throughout Australia with the information and expertise required to generate and interpret a carbon account and formulate a customized plan to deal with emissions and manufacturing advantages at an enterprise stage,” mentioned Ms Leigo.

Carbon EDGE will run over two days and can present unbiased, analysis and fact-based info.

Carbon EDGE has been developed by business, for business. The product has been developed by a Working Group of producers, advisors, and technical specialists from throughout Australia.

MLA’s Carbon Impartial 2030 (CN30) supervisor, Margaret Jewell, notes that the workshops have been developed following in-depth discussions and suggestions from producers.

“Carbon EDGE will combine the outcomes from our main sustainability investments, protecting members updated with rising analysis and applied sciences,” Dr Jewell mentioned.

“These workshops will reply to the enquiries that we at MLA are getting from the business about what this all means at a person enterprise stage.

“Adoption at this stage is crucial if we’re going to transfer ahead as a sustainable business.”

This system is for grassfed beef, sheep and goat producers who want to construct on their understanding of carbon.

This system will assist members develop their understanding of carbon and transfer right into a planning and motion section, figuring out practices and applied sciences that may very well be included into their enterprise to profit their backside line and the atmosphere.

Additionally it is appropriate for advisors and different service suppliers seeking to improve their understanding of the present working atmosphere.

“5 pilot workshops for Carbon EDGE will likely be delivered all through Australia to hunt suggestions and additional enter from producers,” Ms Leigo mentioned.

“Pilot workshops are deliberate to happen from August 2023, with full roll out of this system in 2024.”

The pilot workshops will likely be held in Central Victoria, Western New South Wales, Central Queensland, Southern Western Australia and the fifth location will likely be confirmed in August 2023.

Register an Expression of Interest to take part within the pilot workshops. Availability for pilot workshops will likely be restricted.

Supply: MLA