Livestock and poultry breeding ; feed processing stage ; dairy retail

Categories:
Categories:
Unit processes/Materials production/Agricultural production means
Location:
CN - China
Reference year: 2014 -
Description

Livestock and poultry feed processing mainly consumes electricity and coal. When utilizing this dataset for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) purposes, it is crucial to consider the specific years of data collection (2014-2015) and the regional focus of the research (various locations in China). The feed processing energy data should be appropriately scaled and adjusted based on current electricity and coal consumption rates if used to represent contemporary processes. Attention should be paid to changes in feed formula and production technology that might have occurred since the data was collected. Data users should also account for methodological differences when comparing with other datasets and ensure that the scope of the study aligns with the intended application in terms of livestock and poultry species and the scale of operations.

Technology

In this paper, the life cycle of livestock and poultry farming is divided into six stages: feed crop planting, feed processing, livestock and poultry raising, manure treatment, slaughter and transportation. The specific life cycle process of livestock and poultry breeding is shown in Figure 2-1. Due to the lack of some data and the limitations of basic conditions, the production, transportation and use of pesticides, mulch and feed additives have not been analyzed, and the environmental impact caused by other related infrastructure construction, transport production and labor costs is no longer considered.

Process type
Unit
LCI modeling approach
Unknown
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ILCD
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
TianGong
Review status
Internal
Cost
Free
Contact
Tiangong LCI Data Working Group