What DINZ/DEEResearch is doing

What DINZ/DEEResearch is doing

What DINZ/DEEResearch is doing
DEEResearch is investing in the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and Pastoral Genomics Research Consortium, both of which have development of emissions-reducing pastoral technologies (including forages) as key goals.  

DEEResearch has funded work into determining the greenhouse gas emissions of venison throughout its lifecycle from production to waste disposal in a European restaurant (or 'carbon footprint') to provide insights into the areas with the greatest scope for emissions reductions.

DINZ is also investing in mechanisms to encourage improvement in industry-wide productivity, since there is a clear correlation between improving productive efficiency and reducing emissions intensity.  Put another way, producing more from less also produces fewer emissions per unit of output. However, this assumes that farmers have the technology, tools and opportunity to make changes in response to the price signals.

What deer farmers can do
In theory, by placing a price on carbon, the ETS provides an incentive to reduce the level of emissions for every unit of agricultural output.  

 Emissions reductions can be made by:

  • improvements in farming efficiency
  • increased tree planting
  • more efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser
  • more effective management of animal waste.