Content tagged "carbon footprint"

Scientific Overview of Agricultural Carbon Research & the Implications for Climate

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the work of the Marin Carbon Project and the Carbon Cycle Institute has focused on measuring the...

A Quantitative Assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to Reduce Carbon and Reactive Nitrogen Footprints of Dairy Farms in the Great Lakes Region

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Proceedings Home | W2W Home Assessing and improving the sustainability of dairy production is essential to secure future food production. Implementation of...

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2017

 Partner sites: Pork Footprint  Go to self-study modulesDownload classroom materialsRead "Considering Climate" (blog)Model a farm or systemFind articles,...

Reducing or Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2016

Animal agriculture has dramatically increased its production efficiency over time, as it continues to produce more products with fewer resources. Although...

Evaluating the Environmental Footprint of Pork Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 08, 2016

The use and impacts on land and soils, air, water, and greenhouse gases all make up the environmental footprint of pork production. This section highlights...

Are Models Useful for Evaluating or Improving the Environmental Impact of Pork Production?

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 28, 2016

Models are basically equations that are based on real-world measurements. Measurements are made in different situations and/or different times. Models are...

Do Growth Enhancers Affect the Carbon Footprint of Pork Production?

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 28, 2016

In swine production, maximizing growth rate while minimizing inputs (efficiency) is a top aim of most farmers. This helps an operation become more...

Do We Know the Carbon Footprint of the Pork Industry?

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 28, 2016

A carbon footprint is a total of all the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from a process or industry. A life cycle assessment (LCA) is the process used to...

Carbon Footprint, Life Cycle Assessment and the Pork Industry

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2016

Animal agriculture in the U.S. contributes approximately 3.5% of all man-made greenhouse gases (GHGs). If you look at pork production, it accounts for just...

What Greenhouse Gases Are Emitted by Pig Farms?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2016

In 2014, all man-made sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. were estimated to be 6,870.5 MMT CO2e (millions of metric tons carbon dioxide...

How can I minimize the energy cost of my tree planting and maintenance?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

“Energy cost” refers to the amount of energy consumed to do something. One example might be the cost of fuel it takes to transport your planting stock from...

Could I grow enough trees in my yard to absorb all the carbon dioxide my lifestyle generates?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Unless you have a very large yard, measured in acres of land, it is unlikely that you could offset your carbon footprint by planting trees. However, trees do...

Sources of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2016

The conversation about climate change largely revolves around greenhouse gases. Agriculture is both a source and sink for greenhouse gases (GHG). A source is...

Integrated Process-Based Swine Operation Model with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) Economic Analysis

Animal Manure Management Updated: December 16, 2015

Dr. Greg Thoma, Dr. Richard Ulrich and Dr. Jennie Popp - University of Arkansas, Dr. William Salas and Dr. Chengsheng Li - DNDC Applications, Research and...

Effects of Amino Acid Supplementation with Reduced Dietary Crude Protein on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Swine

Animal Manure Management Updated: December 07, 2015

Nursery Studies Methods | Results | Publications Grow-Finish Studies Methods | Results | Publications Nitrogen Balance Methods | Results Validation Study...

Impact of Health Status and Viral Exposure on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions of Pigs

Animal Manure Management Updated: December 07, 2015

Vaccination/PRRSv | Antibiotics and Alternatives | SalmonellaOur working hypothesis is that immune activation, from clinical and subclinical disease, reduces...

Environmental Footprints of Beef Production in the Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Region

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 17, 2015

Both producers and consumers of animal products have concern for the environmental sustainability of production systems. Added to these concerns is the need...

Producer Association Efforts to Address Carbon Footprints: Pork and Poultry

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 24, 2015

Have you wondered how food animal producer groups have responded to the attention given to their industries as sources of greenhouse gas emissions? Wonder no...

Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling for the Pork Industry

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

Do the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of...

Carbon Footprint of Animal Agriculture Webcast

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

Many people are concerned about greenhouse gases and climate change. The carbon footprint of animal agriculture is an issue being used by many to encourage...

Practical Use and Application of the Poultry Carbon Footprint Calculation Tool

The poultry industry is a major part of the agricultural industry in the United States, and an awareness of the carbon footprint of the industry is important...

Environmental Footprints of Beef Produced At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....As a major contributor in food production, beef production provides a major service to our economy that must be...

Estimation of On-Farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Poultry Houses

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Much of the greenhouse gases (GHG) generated from the poultry industry is primarily from feed production. The...

Carbon Footprints

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 27, 2013

A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions for a given person, place, event or product.Carbon footprints are created using a process called...

Extension and Education on Swine Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 11, 2013

Dr. Karl VanDevender - University of Arkansas:Cooperative Extension Service and Dr. Brian Richert - Purdue UniversityThe research and modeling work...

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