Pork production ; pork raising

Categories:
Categories:
Unit processes/Materials production/Food and renewable raw materials
Location:
ZY-GS-CN
Reference year: 2012 -
Description

During the fattening period of live pigs, the feed of fattening pigs is all concentrate feed When applying this LCA data for pork production, users should ensure they incorporate the specific feed regime mentioned (exclusive use of concentrate feed) as this significantly affects the environmental footprint. Attention should also be given to the allocated water consumption of 70kg per cow per day, which could be a consideration for water resource impact assessments. The functional unit of 1kg pork should be used for comparison and scaling within system boundaries. The data reflecting average weight and feed-to-meat ratio provide critical parameters for calculating inputs and outputs within the life cycle of pork production.

Technology

LCA was used to evaluate the four livestock products, and to evaluate the resource consumption, product input and environmental emissions in the whole process from raw material production to final product production. The four livestock products were evaluated in the same evaluation model, and the impact degree of a certain type of environmental impact and its comprehensive impact on the environment were qualitatively and quantitatively assessed. Finally, the environmental impact indicators of producing 1kg beef, 1kg milk, 1kg pork and 1kg chicken eggs were obtained respectively. Through analyzing and comparing the environmental load of the production of four kinds of livestock products, suggestions were provided for the adjustment of the breeding structure of China's livestock industry and the production structure of livestock products. And through the field research of advancing animal husbandry in Zhangye City, learning from the development model of advancing animal husbandry cooperative, the development model of grassland agriculture in China was discussed.

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