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Title: Life cycle assessment to predict individual environmental impacts: towards selection for sustainable pig production
Contributor(s): Soleimani, T (author); Hermesch, S  (author)orcid ; Gilbert, H (author)
Publication Date: 2022-07
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-940-4_35
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A life cycle assessment approach is proposed to quantify four environmental impacts at the individual pig level. The approach was applied to two lines divergently selected for feed efficiency, including simulations of performances with two diets. Significant line differences were obtained with least-cost diets for environmental impacts and profit (P<0.001), with a general advantage of the more efficient line. The optimised diets reduced the disadvantages of the less efficient line. Correlations between profit and environmental impact were high for feed efficiency (>0.85), and moderate (<0.45) for growth rate and body composition. Applied to pedigreed populations, this framework will provide genetic parameters of environmental impacts to improve the sustainability of livestock production.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 12th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3 – 8 July, 2022
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, v.12, p. 187-190
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: Netherlands
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100410 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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