Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia


Dairy Greenhouse gas emissions

This fact sheet explores the greenhouse gas emissions from Carter’s farm in the context of the 60 farms in Tasmilk60 and the national average.

  • Methane makes up 65% of Carter’s total emissions (56% for Tasmilk 60 and 59% nationally)
  • Nitrous oxide makes up 19% (21% and 20%) respectively
  • Emissions associated with farm inputs makes up 7, 12 and 11% respectively
  • On-farm energy use makes up 9, 11 and 10%
  • The Carters produce 2.845 l of milk per year, emitting 3,381 t CO2e per year, significantly less than the 4,700t from a single 747 flight Melbourne, Singapore, Paris return.

Download the fact sheet.