Benchmarking the environmental performance of specialized dairy production systems: selection of a set indocators

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Benchmarking the environmental impacts of dairy production systems across the world can provide insights into their potential for improvement. However, collection of high-quality data for an environmental impact assessment can be difficult and time consuming. Based on a dataset of 55 dairy farms from different countries, this study aims to identify an effective set of indicators, that can explain most variation between farms and is relatively easy to quantify. Results show that global warming potential (GWP) per kg milk was highly correlated with nitrogen balance (NB) (r= 0.73, P
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Life Cycle Assessment Food Conference (LCA Food 2014)
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th LCA Food 2014, San Francisco, USA -
Duration: 8 Oct 201410 Oct 2014


Conference9th LCA Food 2014, San Francisco, USA


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