Graham had a successful first day yesterday pitching SlurryBugs and OptiSile Extra to Canadian delegates. Luckily his good friend 'Buster the SlurryBug' has travelled along to keep him company. Here's Buster looking out across Alberta from the Sky Garden on the 54 th Floor of the Bow Centre, Calgary. Not a slurry lagoon in sight - it must be tough for the little fellow! A busy day is expected today as they travel to Olds College, Alberta for more meet and greet/networking. Then flying on to London International Airport, Ontario this evening, set to arrive at the next hotel around 1:30am. Uploaded and edited by Sally Russell Find out more about EnviroSystems products at www.envirosystems.co.uk
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EnviroSystems is taking part in the Global Business Innovation Programme (GBip) Agtech mission to Canada this week. The Lancashire SME's Export Leader Graham Webster is hoping to find some new business opportunities and landed in Calgary Saturday evening - over 4,000 miles away from the EnviroSystems UK Ltd HQ in Preston. To set the scene Graham has sent over some photos of the Calgary Tower and the Bow Centre building - where he's looking forward to pitching EnviroSystems UK Ltd's unique range of innovations for agriculture to Canadian delegates on Monday 27th January 2020. EnviroSystems UK Ltd's products pitched will include SlurryBugs and OptiSile Extra silage inoculants which are made in the UK by the British family firm. On Sunday morning Graham took a stroll down to the frozen Bow River which was "beautiful but very cold!" he affirms whilst preparing for an exiting few days ahead. So far so good, more updates to come....
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First, the bad news: Information released by DEFRA on 15th February 2018 draws attention to rising ammonia emissions and their detrimental impact on human health, ecosystems and farming. The announcement said, “Emissions from agriculture accounted for 88% of total ammonia emissions in 2016 and are the main driver for the emissions increase observed in the last three reported years. The increase is agricultural emissions over this period is mainly due to the manure management of larger dairy herds and an increase from spreading of fertilisers.” The silver lining for farmers Unusually, this problem conceals a valuable silver lining for livestock farmers, made up of… Lower fertiliser use and cost, while growing as much or more higher-quality grass, a predicted 27% reduction in ammonia emissions from cattle farms, and improved soil health, higher soil organic matter, and healthier crops. Pioneer farmers like James Rogerson and the Hall family in Lancashire have reporte