Agriculture has viewed carbon footprint in two very different lights. On the one hand, there is great potential for producers to realize revenue through carbon credits for implementing positive stewardship practices and technologies.

On the other hand, animal producers have also received a steady stream of criticism about the structure and practices of modern agriculture.

Does the data exist to make reasonable estimates of the carbon footprint of animal agriculture? How do modern systems compare to the “good old days”?

Webcast presenters will discuss their work on a model for carbon footprint of dairy operations and some of the conclusions they drew by comparing dairy production at two different points in time.

The webcast will be led by Jude Capper, assistant professor of dairy science at Washington State University and Roger Cady, Sr. technical consultant for Elanco Animal Health.

The webinar will be held, Friday, July 31at 2:30 p.m. (EST).

On the day of the webcast, go to to download the speaker’s power point presentations and connect to the virtual meeting room.

First time viewers should also follow the steps at:

Follow these links for more information:

Journal of Animal Science “The environmental impact of dairy production: 1944 compared with 2007”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science “The Environmental Impact of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin Use In Dairy Production” 

Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center