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Oekobilanz-Vergleich von intensivem und extensivem Rindfleischproduktionsverfahren: Fallstudie anhand zweier Fallbeispiele

Chassot, Dr. André; Philipp, Anita and Gaillard, Dr. Gérard (2005) Oekobilanz-Vergleich von intensivem und extensivem Rindfleischproduktionsverfahren: Fallstudie anhand zweier Fallbeispiele. [Life cycle assessment (LCA) of two beef production systems.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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The environmental impact of two contrasting beef production systems was determined by life cycle assessment (LCA). An extensive fattening system of Limousine x Simmental crossbred steers based on grass (EXT) was compared to an intensive fattening system of Simmental bulls (INT). The environmental impacts of EXT were similar or lower than those of INT. The largest differences were found in toxic effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The amount and type of fertilizers used to produce the feed were the main source of difference between the systems. For all other environmental impacts however, there were no marked differences. It is concluded that the extensive use of grasslands for beef production has the potential to reduce the environmental impacts per kg of carcass.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Naturschutz und Umweltverträglichkeit, Betriebssysteme, Rind, Ökobilanz
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Switzerland > Agroscope > ALP
Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
Deposited By: Chassot, Dr André
ID Code:3353
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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