Application of life cycle assessment to sheep production systems: investigating co-production of wool and meat using case studies from major global producers

@article{Wiedemann2015ApplicationOL,
  title={Application of life cycle assessment to sheep production systems: investigating co-production of wool and meat using case studies from major global producers},
  author={S. Wiedemann and S. Ledgard and B. Henry and Ming-Jia Yan and N. Mao and S. Russell},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={463-476}
}
  • S. Wiedemann, S. Ledgard, +3 authors S. Russell
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
  • PurposeMethodology of co-product handling is a critical determinant of calculated resource use and environmental emissions per kilogram (kg) product but has not been examined in detail for different sheep production systems. This paper investigates alternative approaches for handling co-production of wool and live weight (LW, for meat) from dual purpose sheep systems to the farm-gate.MethodsSeven methods were applied; three biophysical allocation (BA) methods based on protein requirements and… CONTINUE READING
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