The Pork Industry Greenhouse Gas Calculator (PigGas) is used to calculate the on-farm greenhouse gas emissions for any type of piggery.

The workshop includes background on the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and hands-on training in how to use PigGas to calculate your piggery emissions using your own farm data such as diets, feed intakes and pig growth, waste treatment systems, energy use, transport and pig sales data.

When: Tuesday 1 July 2014

Where: Kingaroy, Qld

A requirement for attendance is the ability to use Microsoft Excel on your home or business computer. For producers who cannot bring along their own laptop computer with Excel 2010 or 2013 software installed, a computer will be provided.

There are opportunities to trade saved emissions as Australian Carbon Credits Units and possibly generate on-site energy to power the piggery. This may be achieved by capturing and burning methane from covered effluent ponds. However, not every piggery can do this. Using PigGas can also highlight problem areas such as inefficiencies in feed utilization and wastage and possible changes in waste treatment and reuse systems. Just knowing your carbon emissions may be advantageous for your business in the future.

This workshop is part of the National PigGas Extension Program and is funded by Ian Kruger Consulting , the Australian Government and Australian Pork Limited.

Each workshop is free of charge and limited to twenty places. Registration is essential to ensure a place and further workshop details will be provided directly to registrants.

Register now by contacting Ian Kruger, email [email protected] or ph 0401 365 488.

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