Sequesting carbon

Ok after listening to a podcast today Aussi ranches are requesting carbon for microsoft, so can anyone fill me in on how to get hooked up to a company ho would pay me for the "use of land" to sequester carbon in the uk. I see big business banging on about how kind to the environment they are being by offsetting there own dirty footprint on a nice piece of unspoilt land, who arranges these transactions ? how much land do you need? is anyone on the forum involved in any projects like this ? BTH they also said that feedlot beef produced massive amounts of co2 but that cows allowed to roam free had a tiny carbon footprint and that because the helped build up the sold structure with dung they actually helped the situation .. finally someone with a wide eye on the job :) Thought? P.s im not trying to do this i just though it might be a topic the forum could do with ?
 
With respect, if any other's (possibly on the benefits ) have any views on the subject feel free to post away. Im not involved in "the biz" of carbon credits i'm just looking for more information on how these company's can say they are offsetting there dirty work and being allowed to? How's it all work
 
Yes it may well be but how are they making the paper trail work ? yes you have this amount of land to sequester now here's your payment not to use the land for any other purpose? you can use the land for some purpose ?
 

delilah

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Yes it may well be but how are they making the paper trail work ? yes you have this amount of land to sequester now here's your payment not to use the land for any other purpose? you can use the land for some purpose ?
I would imagine that it is like The Wild West. You are a global corporation, you write your own rules.
 

GeorgeK

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Location
Leicestershire
With respect, if any other's (possibly on the benefits ) have any views on the subject feel free to post away. Im not involved in "the biz" of carbon credits i'm just looking for more information on how these company's can say they are offsetting there dirty work and being allowed to? How's it all work
CO2 offsetting works like that slight of hand trick with 3 upturned cups. Put a ball under one and move them around, now which one's the ball under? Wrong, wrong and wrong. It's not under any of them it's vanished
 
yes this has been said several times already, the point im trying to ask is are farms actually seeing the money from the "big business" and what quantity of carbon do you sequester of say 1 gbp? has anyone on the forum sequested carbon for an actual payment?
 

DaveGrohl

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Location
Cumbria
Large numbers of us sequester carbon. We always have. No we aren't getting paid. It actually wouldn't bother me if I was paid a nice consideration by a large company. I'd pocket the money and smile.

However, I would also demand that farmers are no longer fair game in the ridiculously stupid media witch hunt that's going on at the moment. Then and only then would I actually agree to it.
 

topground

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Location
North Somerset.
Sounds about as transparent as the trade in derivatives, probably dreamt up by the same crooks. Relying on the ‘Emperors New Clothes ‘ principal where no one is prepared to ask what the basis of this in for fear of appearing stupid. As long as the money is coming in and the shareholders are happy who cares?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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