Life Cycle Assessment of UK Pig Production Systems

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was developed to evaluate the environmental impacts of producing one kilo of pig liveweight, comparing diets based on home-grown peas, beans and lupins with imported soybean meal. The model, summarised in this 'Research into Action' No. 6 from BPEX, includes all processes involved in the production system but does not extend to transport of the pigs to slaughter or the slaughter process.
calendar icon 14 March 2013
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By: Banrie
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