The Australian Dairy Carbon Calculator (Dairy Greenhouse gas Abatement Strategies- DGAS) allows farm managers and other users to calculate the impact of adopting different abatement strategies on their total farm GHG emissions and GHG emissions intensity and can help them work out the strategies best suited to their farming system.
Abatement strategies modelled by the calculator fall into four categories; herd management, feeding management, soil management and farm intensification. Modelling shows that any farm efficiency improvement will lower GHG emissions/t MS.
This version of DGAS is the most current and is quite different to previous versions (Farmer or Adviser) as it contains no macros or VBA coding and all baseline data is entered on the one worksheet.
See below for a recording taken from our recent webinar on DGAS:
Please contact Karen Christie for any inquiries relating to the DGAS tool. Email: Karen.Christie@utas.edu.au