Esgair Gawr, Rhydymain, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Focus Site Project: Quantifying the carbon footprint of an upland beef and sheep system: Identifying opportunities to reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The main aim of this project is to quantify the carbon footprint of an upland beef and sheep system. The objective is to determine the GHGs emissions produced from on-farm activities, as well as carbon sequestration to remove GHGs from the atmosphere on-farm.
The project will focus on where GHG emissions are produced on-farm and aim to identify opportunities for GHG mitigation in future. Although implementing and measuring mitigation strategies will go beyond the duration of the project, the project aims to predict the effect of applying specific mitigation strategies on the farm’s carbon footprint in the future. Estimating the carbon sequestration levels will also be particularly useful for the farm moving forward.