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Dr Carl Wepking
Antimicrobial resistance

Livestock antibiotics, the soils microbiome and climate change

Ash Sweeting in conversation with with Dr Carl Wepking – University of Wisconsin – Madison The effects of antibiotic use in livestock are far greater than the human health impacts of antimicrobial resistance. It is estimated that 90% of the antibiotics given to livestock end up in the soil. Despite

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Dr Richard Eckard
Interview

Prof Richard Eckard talks – agriculture and climate change, carbon accounting, economics, policy, and farmers.

By Ash Sweeting Agriculture impacts climate change and climate change impacts agriculture. Prof Richard Eckard from the University of Melbourne has spent the last 20 years working on better understanding these interactions. In our conversation Richard discusses how today, changes in management practices can reduce livestock emissions by 10-15% and

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Justin Webb AgriWebb
Interview

Justin Webb from AgriWebb talks – Emissions reduction

Agriwebb arguably has visibility over more head of livestock and acres of grazing and farmland than anyone else with over 20 million sheep and cattle and 125 million acres being managed through their systems.  Agriwebb is now working with their customers to reduce carbon emissions. A key aspect of Agriwebb’s

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Dr Matthias Hess, UC Davis
Interview

Dr Matthias Hess, UC Davis talks – ruminant methane production

By Ash Sweeting Dr Matthias Hess has been spearheading the assessment of compounds and feed additives for their impact on cattle methane emissions in the United States. Matthias is a microbiologist in the department of animal science at UC Davis where he has spent the last 8 years looking into

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