Danish pork production
Aarhus University in Denmark has published an environmental assessment of Danish pork production.
Aarhus University in Denmark has published an environmental assessment of Danish pork production. Here are the main points:
- Danish pork emits around 3.6kg CO2e/kg of carcass weight pork.
- The main environmental impacts occur at the farm stage, before the pig is slaughtered.
- The highest contributions to global warming, eutrophication and acidification arise from production of feed and handling of manure in the pig housing and under storage. However, the manure/slurry applied to the fields also made a significant contribution to eutrophication potential.
- The transport of the pork to the Port of Harwich was not an environmental hot spot and contributed less than 1% of the total amount of greenhouse gasses emitted during the production.