The Slow Food Foundation has recently launched the “narrative label” project aimed to inform consumerson lifecycle of products. Based on a pilot studies on meat supply chains, labels were provided including bothqualitative and quantitative information. LCA has been applied to a wild breeding system of Maremmanacattle, a Slow Food Presidia in Tuscany (Italy), from feed production to the butcher shop. Entericfermentations, manure management and ecosystem uptake within the farm were also evaluated by specificmodels. Results show that the Carbon Footprint is 16.67 kg CO2-eq per kg (carcass weight), 89% of which isdue to enteric fermentation and manure management. Possible best practices were identified in order tofurther minimize impacts. Emissions from the livestock were found to be completely “compensated”, thanksto the CO2 direct absorption by ecosystems within the farm

Sustainability in breeding farms: the case of the Maremmana beef

Pulselli R. M.;
2015-01-01

Abstract

The Slow Food Foundation has recently launched the “narrative label” project aimed to inform consumerson lifecycle of products. Based on a pilot studies on meat supply chains, labels were provided including bothqualitative and quantitative information. LCA has been applied to a wild breeding system of Maremmanacattle, a Slow Food Presidia in Tuscany (Italy), from feed production to the butcher shop. Entericfermentations, manure management and ecosystem uptake within the farm were also evaluated by specificmodels. Results show that the Carbon Footprint is 16.67 kg CO2-eq per kg (carcass weight), 89% of which isdue to enteric fermentation and manure management. Possible best practices were identified in order tofurther minimize impacts. Emissions from the livestock were found to be completely “compensated”, thanksto the CO2 direct absorption by ecosystems within the farm
2015
978-88-8286-321-0
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