Impact of organic pig production systems on CO2 emission, C sequestration and nitrate pollution

  title={Impact of organic pig production systems on CO2 emission, C sequestration and nitrate pollution},
  author={Niels Halberg and John Erik Hermansen and Ib Sillebak Kristensen and J\orgen Eriksen and Niels Tvedegaard and Bj\orn Molt Petersen},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
Organic rules for grazing and access to outdoor areas in pig production may be met in different ways, which express compromises between considerations for animal welfare, feed self-reliance and negative environmental impact such as greenhouse gas emissions and nitrate pollution. This article compares the environmental impact of the main organic pig systems in Denmark. Normally, sows are kept in huts on grassland and finishing pigs are raised in stables with access to an outdoor run. One… CONTINUE READING
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