Carbon Trail

With everyone talking about carbon tonnage released on certain journeys (the european average per person is 8.4 tonnes/year) can anyone tell me how much an average tractor(150hp)working 1000hrs year would produce in a year. One would have to assume this would be a mix of field and road work and the engine would be a tier 3 .
 

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
With everyone talking about carbon tonnage released on certain journeys (the european average per person is 8.4 tonnes/year) can anyone tell me how much an average tractor(150hp)working 1000hrs year would produce in a year. One would have to assume this would be a mix of field and road work and the engine would be a tier 3 .
Does it matter?
The carbon it causes crops/grass to capture would show whatever the tractor’s carbon footprint is as negligible.
 

Muddyroads

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Exeter, Devon
Considering that food production is essential to life, perhaps a fair comparison would be “what would the equivalent amount of CO2 emissions per acre be if the work was done with a horse”?
 

Jungle Bill

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Angus
With everyone talking about carbon tonnage released on certain journeys (the european average per person is 8.4 tonnes/year) can anyone tell me how much an average tractor(150hp)working 1000hrs year would produce in a year. One would have to assume this would be a mix of field and road work and the engine would be a tier 3 .
2.62kg of CO2 / litre of diesel
 

holwellcourtfarm

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With everyone talking about carbon tonnage released on certain journeys (the european average per person is 8.4 tonnes/year) can anyone tell me how much an average tractor(150hp)working 1000hrs year would produce in a year. One would have to assume this would be a mix of field and road work and the engine would be a tier 3 .
Just remember that emissions from your employment aren't counted in that national average figure. It gets (much more) complicated once you factor in employment

Should the emissions of an employee be counted against them, they do choose their job after all? What about the self-employed?

I go back to what we are trying to achieve; namely a big fall in global carbon dioxide emissions. On that basis surely EVERYTHING we do should be counted?

But then does the emissions of a 44T LGV driver count against them? Or their boss? Or the products they are hauling?

Most of these figures bandied around are very simplistic and many have been massaged to suit the intentions of those issuing them......
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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