Issue #45, October 2022
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DSF Annual Members meeting – 3 November 2022

Make sure you have this date in your diary by registering for your place now! The theme is Around the Dairy Sustainability World in 180 Minutes and we will be featuring DSF Members actions to improve sustainability performance under the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability. Three breakout sessions will follow brief introductions of…

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New DSF GHG Emissions Case Studies available

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There are now six GHG mitigation case studies available in the DSF Members area of the website, which can be accessed by Implementing and Aggregating Members.  Joining the Using big data to accelerate our Cooperative owners’ journey towards carbon net zero (Arla Foods) case study published…

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Revised DSF Implementation Guide available

The DSF secretariat, supported by the DSF Development Group, has completed a much needed update of the DSF Implementation Guide – a support document for Implementing and Aggregating Members. The resource is available via the DSF Members area. There is something in this document for both new…

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DSF Communities of Interest – update

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The GHG Emissions CoI met in September and enjoyed a fascinating presentation from Dr Juan Tricarico of Innovation Center for US Dairy (DSF aggregating member for the US) who explained technologies available to reduce enteric methane emissions. The group engaged in a lively discussion on latest research…

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C-Sequ Guidelines launched at IDF World Dairy Summit

New guidelines are available for the calculation of carbon sequestration in cattle production systems. Until now there has been no consensus on an appropriate LCA-based approach for application in cattle production systems to quantify carbon removals from the atmosphere.

Project partners included: Arla Foods, Mars, Fonterra,…

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IDF Global Carbon Footprint standard for the dairy sector updated

The bulletin has been developed by IDF with Project Management provided by Global Dairy Platform for use by the dairy cattle farming and manufacturing sectors. Launched at the IDF World Dairy Summit, India, this 2nd update, developed by over 50 experts from 17 different geographies,…

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Improving animal health can help cut GHG emissions

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A new report , “The role of animal health in national climate commitments” has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and with…

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Modelling with GWP* - what does it mean for the global cattle sector?

The Global Dairy Platform and partners have published a briefing note which summarises recently conducted modelling research to better understand GWP*.  This modelling work builds on the previously released A literature review of GWP*.  The briefing note confirms that GWP* provides a more accurate evaluation of…

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FAO website on livestock and enteric methane launched

The FAO have recently launched a new dynamic website on livestock and enteric methane.  The website now contains key facts and figures on livestock and methane, country data and analysis, and news items on FAO and countries’ efforts to address climate change through livestock.  Click to visit the website

Other sustainability news from Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.
Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

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October's Food for thought…

Stop food loss and waste, For the People. For the Planet
• Google ‘airbrushes’ out emissions from flying, BBC reveals
Nitrogen use in the spotlight as grain industry pushes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese

Stop food loss and waste, For the People. For…

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Upcoming dates

World Food Day - 16 October 2022
DSF Annual Members Meeting (virtual) - 3 November 2022 - register now!
One Health Day - 3 November 2022
UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27) - 7-18 November 2022 Egypt
World Milk Day – 1 June 2023
World Environment Day – 5 June 2023

If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.

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