This project will demonstrate and evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of BMPs that have the potential to increase carbon sequestration and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

British Columbia’s average dairy herd size is approximately 140 cows. Most of BC’s dairy herds are in the Lower Mainland, southeastern Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan-Shuswap Area. Each year in BC, 470 dairy farms produce over 850M litres (or about 350 Olympic sized swimming pools) of milk. Approximately half of milk production is utilized for fluid milk sales, while the other half is allocated to non-fluid industrial dairy product sales.

Includes:

Dairy

Who is Involved?

BC Dairy Association

What Practices are Being Researched?

Cover and relay cropping
Lower emissions manure spreading
Refined nutrient budgeting

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