Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from beef production in western Canada: A case study

@article{Beauchemin2010LifeCA,
  title={Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from beef production in western Canada: A case study},
  author={K. Beauchemin and H. Janzen and S. M. Little and T. McAllister and S. M. McGinn},
  journal={Agricultural Systems},
  year={2010},
  volume={103},
  pages={371-379}
}
  • K. Beauchemin, H. Janzen, +2 authors S. M. McGinn
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Agricultural Systems
  • A life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted to estimate whole-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from beef production in western Canada. The aim was to determine the relative contributions of the cow-calf and feedlot components to these emissions, and to examine the proportion of whole-farm emissions attributable to enteric methane (CH4). The simulated farm consisted of a beef production operation comprised of 120 cows, four bulls, and their progeny, with the progeny fattened in a feedlot. The… CONTINUE READING
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