Tag Archive for 'dairy farming'

Anaerobic digestion on farms could turn agriculture green

March 11th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Research carried out by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has shown that small scale digesters on farms could be profitable for farmers, good for the environment and help the UK meet targets on green energy and greenhouse gas emissions. A typical dairy farm could supply most of the electricity it needs to milk […]

Choosing organic milk could offset detrimental effects of climate change

January 17th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Newcastle University researchers have discovered that our changing climate is having a detrimental effect on conventional milk quality, but organic milk is proving consistently better for you regardless of the time of year or weather conditions. Wetter, cooler summers can have a detrimental effect on the milk we drink, according to new research published by […]