Agrecalc - Resource use calculator

What is Agrecalc?

  • Agrecalc is a carbon calculating software, or as many refer to it – farm carbon calculator.
  • But first and foremost, Agrecalc is a Resource Use Calculator.
  • Far from being a tick box exercise, if applied correctly, Agrecalc can show you where you can apply mitigation measures to reduce on-farm costs and boost business profitability.

Who are we?

  • Agrecalc is team of agricultural professionals, environmental scientists and technical developers on a mission to provide clarity and confidence when it comes to GHG emissions.
  • 16+ years of experience in calculating carbon footprint; backed by cutting-edge science and research at SRUC and practical knowledge of SAC Consultants
  • We are supporting the transition to low-carbon agriculture, whilst increasing production efficiency.

Agrecalc is a farm carbon footprint tool designed to:

  • Identify the main sources of carbon emissions (CO2 – from fossil fuels; CH4 – from ruminant digestion and manures; N2O – from fertiliser application)
  • Measure those emissions & monitor improvements year after year
  • Benchmark key performance indicators / relevant comparators
  • Account for sequestration – woodland, hedgerows, soil carbon and biodiverse habitats
agrecalc circle that shows how we combine science, research, practice and ethos

Why use Agrecalc?

  • ‘Calculate’ option – yearly subscription is FREE for farmers
  • Calculates whole farm emissions, emissions per kg of output and per enterprise
  • No one else handles mixed farms / allocation as well
  • Livestock – most accurate and complete IPCC Tier II method – 15 years of experience
  • Access to benchmark data – no one else provides farmers with access to validated benchmarks
  • Based on scientific credibility of SRUC, and independence and practical reputation of SAC Consulting
  • The only one in the UK that has IPCC soil carbon approved module

What's in it for me?

Understanding your own carbon baseline and the mitigation options allows you to:

Secure Government support:

Anticipate how best to secure grants, subsidies, participation in schemes, and other payments

Secure markets and premiums:

Meet retailer requirements and secure markets and potential premiums for farm products

Reduce input use and cost:

Map your use of inputs, compare efficiency with others, identify costly hot spots where savings can be made

Who is asking for farm carbon audits?

Governments

  • Redirecting agricultural subsidies towards low carbon approaches
  • Implementing legislation to drive lower carbon emissions
  • Putting pressure on wider economy / retail sectors – to cut emissions

Processors and retailers

  • Seeking suppliers / farmers to help them deliver low carbon / net zero products to consumers

Farmers

  • Seeing the benefit of commercial / market advantage

What does the future hold?

October 2022:

  • Module released: Tier II Nitrous Oxide calculations form the UK national Inventory

Agrecalc Cloud, released in July 2023, includes:

  • Nitrification / urease inhibitors

  • Transferred manures

  • Enhanced pig / poultry inputs

  • 3NOP feed additive

  • Anaerobic digestion of manures

  • Scope 1 / 2 / 3 emission reporting

Further releases will involve: GWP*, agroforestry, peatlands, ammonia, nitrate feed additives, enhanced reporting, and much more!

Where can I find out more?

Feel free to browse the website or contact us via the Contact page.

Read how a Highland farmer lowered his per-kilo-of-output carbon footprint by nearly a third in our Edinvale case study.

Or how an award-winning UK dairy producer, Grosvenor Farms Limited, achieved an average of 16% reduction in carbon emissions over four years.

Maybe you’re a fruit producer who would be interested in how we’ve helped a major Scottish berry grower and packager establish a roadmap of carbon footprint reduction.

Or how we work with a Northern Ireland levy body on developing sustainable farming systems.

Download our newest brochure: Agrecalc Cloud – the carbon and resource efficiency leader.

If you want to speak with us in person, listen to a talk by our experts or see a demo of the tool:

Visit stand 517 At Low Carbon Agriculture Show 2024

Find us at Stoneleigh on March 6th and 7th, and chat with us about all your carbon needs
We are also present at a large number of agricultural events throughout the UK – please follow our social media pages for the up-to-date information on where you can meet us and speak with us about all your carbon footprinting needs.