Queensland Australia – MDH Pastoral
Reduction in calf mortality
Improved Heifer fertility
Beef productivity and climate change strategies go hand in hand. Reducing methane and carbon emissions is a strategy that leads to more measurable efficiency in our beef operations, and increasing beef output in shorter time intervals allows us to create carbon offsets while maintaining steady production.
MDH is working with AgCoTech and Dr Julian Hill to establish an on-property assessment tool to facilitate and improve producers’ understanding of the opportunities that may be found in the carbon market and working towards entering the market through the Beef Herd Methodology scheme.
Embedded in this is the use of medicated molasses blocks to work in conjunction with a Urea block to improve breeder health and efficiency.
Also, in working with AgCoTech in beginning our pathway to carbon neutrality, we hope that more markets will open up for our meat products here and overseas. The answer to world hunger is more efficiently produced beef with a lower carbon footprint, improving efficiency, higher weaning rates, more productive herds and easier management.
We believe that such an approach, working with AgCoTech/FourSeason to supplement our cattle, has many measurable benefits, and are excited to begin this new chapter of a tired world looking for real commercial solutions.
“MDH are committed to the highest welfare standards for our animals while also reducing their impact on our planet. Working with AgCoTech, we made changes to our young breeder supplementation programs and achieved outstanding results which led to better fertility, reduced mortalities, and reduced the methane impact of those animals."- Julie McDonald, MDH
"AgCoTech's approach is unique - with a focus not only on reducing emissions, but also positively impacting the social and economic circumstances of Laotian farmers, and improving animal welfare. There must be real and meaningful action to preserve this planet, and our partnership with AgCoTech will allow us to contribute."
- Lance Pollard, Managing Partner, Bennett & Philp Lawyers
"Rural Aid is proud to offer our primary producers a range of tools to help them get out of a tight spot. Lick blocks are now a part of a Rural Aid toolkit that also contains financial assistance, hay deliveries, counselling sessions, water tanks and water deliveries. In addition to the traditional benefits associated with supplement feeding, these AgCoTech lick blocks have the added advantage of reducing methane emissions from grazing livestock."
- John Warlters, CEO, Rural Aid
"We have a received some blocks from the project and now our cattle look healthier and grow faster. Before the emission control blocks it was difficult to bring the cattle home at night, today they return home more easily because they know the emission control blocks are waiting for them."
- Mr. Lae, Farmer from Nongchong Village