Farmers reminded of their Carbon Navigator requirements for Genomics Programme
The Carbon Navigator is an online farm management package produced by Bord Bia and Teagasc.
It measures environmental gains that can be made on farm by setting targets in key areas. For example length of grazing season or spring application of slurry.
It is compulsory for all participants in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) to complete a Carbon Navigator with their Advisor in the first year of the programme.
The terms and conditions of the BDGP also require that this Carbon Navigator is then updated each year by the farmer.
Updating the Carbon Navigator
Farmers who signed up to BDGP in 2016 and completed their BDGP training course in 2016 already completed their first Carbon Navigator last year.
When first completing the Carbon Navigator, this was done by a Department Approved Advisor. In 2017 these same farmers must now update their Carbon Navigator with information in respect of the 2016 calendar year.
This update can be completed online by the farmer or on a Carbon Navigator Form, which was posted to all farmers at the end of September. Either way the information must be supplied to the Animals Events section of ICBF by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.