A Cormack farm is getting money to upgrade and reduce methane outputs

    Wednesday, 3 April 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Larch Grove Farm Ltd., located in Cormack, has a herd of 225 Holstein cows which produce 2.5 million litres of milk annually.

    Government has announced nearly $350,000 for this province’s first two projects from the Green Transition Fund, and one is a farm on the west coast. Larch Grove Farm Ltd., located in Cormack, has a herd of 225 Holstein cows which produce 2.5 million litres of milk annually. The farm is constructing an energy-efficient dairy facility and is receiving $134,737 from the Green Transition Fund towards that project. Industry Minister Andrew Parsons says the money will help in covering the costs of a new feed pusher, bedding system, manure removal equipment and alley scrapers. This project includes upgrades and improvements to the farm’s operation that will lead to positive impacts in terms of methane outputs, greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient management, recycling of products, reduction in energy consumptions, energy efficiencies and adoptions of advanced modern The St. John’s International Airport Authority will receive an investment of $215,100 which will assist it in obtaining Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation. Parsons says as part of the restructuring of its agreement with the Provincial Government in May to restart the West White Rose project, project partners committed $100 million to establish the Green Transition Fund. The annual payment began at $6 million in 2023 and will increase to $12 million in 2034-35.

     

     

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