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What Is Pork's Carbon Footprint?


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The National Pork Board continues to develop tools to help producers understand the environmental impacts of their pork operations. Since 2008 the National Pork Board has been working on a specific plan to assess and better understand the pork industry’s carbon footprint. The new "Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator" was released at the at World Pork Expo.  Producers say it's also a good 'What If' tool for energy use in your operation.

SwineCast 0645, How To Determine Your Operations Carbon Footprint

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  • National Pork Board unveiled its new "Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator" at World Pork Expo.  Producers say it's also a good 'What If' tool for energy use in your operation.
  • Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator Order Page

Dr. Lisa Becton - Pork Industry Carbon Footprint

Pork Industry Carbon Footprint - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information & Research, National Pork Board, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

SwineCast 0506, MN Pork Congress - Swine Carbon Footprint with Dave Thoma

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  • Dr Greg Thoma shares research underway at the Univerity of Arkansas on the total carbon load from today's pork industry from conception to shelf.  This is a special audio excerpt from the Minnesota Pork Congress.  The full video presentation is available here. 

Dr. Gregory Thoma - Pork’s Carbon Footprint

Pork’s Carbon Footprint - Dr. Gregory Thoma, professor, agriculture chemical engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from the Minnesota Pork Congress, January 20-21, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0493, So... Is Carbon Legislation Good or Bad for Swine Industry?

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  • A group of Kansas State researchers evaluated several reviews of the House bill dealing with climate change and carbon credit markets to determine which segments of agriculture could be most affected.  Research assistant Bill Golden shares the results

SwineCast 0473, Pork Board Studies Industry's Carbon Footprint

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  • National Pork Board's Director of Environmental Programs Allan Stokes shares work underway to identify our industry's carbon footprint. Stokes noted the importance of answering consumer questions and providing producers information for use in their own operations. The National Pork Board has a information post titled An Introduction to Carbon Footprints, that provides information on the significant importance of carbon and carbon markets to the pork industry and its customers.

2008 Leman Conference: Pork’s carbon footprint: Hot air, hot opportunity, or both?

Pork’s carbon footprint: Hot air, hot opportunity, or both? by Garth Boyd, Camco Global
Garth Boyd, Ph.D., PAS, is the senior vice president of agriculture for Camco North America, a global carbon credit aggregation and project development firm in Denver. In this position, he works with agribusiness and food companies on carbon strategy, carbon assessment, carbon life cycle analysis of products and carbon asset development. Previous positions in animal agriculture include: director of environmental technology for Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Va., and director of land and nutrient management for Murphy Farms, in Murphy, Texas. He was recently appointed to the Chicago Climate Exchange Ag Methane Technical Advisory Committee and the inaugural EPA Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. Garth also served on the animal science faculty at Colorado State University for seven years.
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