A comparative analysis of vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions between organic and conventional dairy production

This paper looks at dairy production, vehicle emissions, and global warming impact. Specifically, it compares the greenhouse gas emissions of organic dairy production versus conventional dairy production. Data was collected from 20 conventional milk producers and 20 organic milk producers in Sweden. Data analyzed included types of machinery required, frequency of use, hectares covered, number of deliveries, volume of goods delivered, and delivery method. In general, organic milk production was found to contribute higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle-related fuel consumption than conventional milk production. In addition it was found that although organic milk production reduces road-related transport emissions, this reduction does not offset the higher level of emissions from farmyard vehicles.

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  • Accession Number: 01669588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2018 3:42PM