Introduction to Carbon Sequestration and Dairy Farming

One of the main areas of focus when it comes to climate change activism is carbon emission and its impact on the environment. It has been well-documented that the agricultural industry, particularly dairy farming, has a significant impact on these emissions. A subject that seems to us to hit fewer headlines is the role certain farming systems can play in carbon sequestration, the process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form. 

As part of our exploration of different areas relating to sustainability, we have interviewed two colleagues from the dairy industry about carbon sequestration. Our goal is to find out their unique viewpoints on what is being, should be and can be done to move towards a system of dairy farming that has a regenerative impact on the environment.

These interviews present a journey to better understand the issues, questions and considerations involved. As in the other articles presented in our Sustainability Series, we recognise that we do not hit on any magic answers. However, we are excited to open the discussion and share this exploration with you, as it is critical to ensure the sustainability of our industry and indeed our planet in the future.