Type: Chapter

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production: modelling methods, methane emission factors and mitigation strategies


Donal OBrien

Environment, Soils and Land Use Department, Teagasc (Ireland)

Laurence Shalloo


Publication date:

19 July 2021

ID: 9781801462389

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This chapter discusses the systems analysis and life cycle assessment modelling approaches and also looks at a range of model applications. These applications include use within the national inventories of various countries across species including discussions around the use of different emission factors. The chapter concludes with applications to quantify emissions at the farm level and a discussion around some of the mitigation strategies that have been modelled previously.

Table of contents

1 Introduction 2 Systems analysis 3 Life cycle assessment 4 Modelling applications 5 National greenhouse gas inventory 6 Mitigation strategies 7 Conclusion 8 Future research 9 References