This module provides an easy entry point for you to understand the key concepts around livestock emissions as a precursor to using the MLA Carbon Calculator to conduct more detailed emissions estimates. To keep it simple, default data is used for key input details such as liveweight, calving/lambing dates, pasture growth and soil attributes. Therefore, keep in mind that this Quick Start Carbon Calculator provides a modelled value, and should not be used as a substitute for the more accurate MLA carbon calculator for carbon reporting or accounting.
In addition to estimating livestock emissions, the Quick Start Carbon Calculator estimates how much extra pasture growth and/or revegetation with trees would be necessary for you to balance out the emissions from your farm.
This module fits well between the existing Carbon 101 and Measuring your emissions e-learning modules and provides you with an opportunity to further extend your understanding with a practical element using your own farm as the example.