Carbon Footprint and Assessment Tool Developed for Poultry Producers


Source: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers developed a carbon footprint and assessment tool for poultry producers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website,

The project summary is as follows: Project #672: Carbon Footprint Assessment and Calculation Tool Development for the Poultry Industry (Dr. Claudia Dunkley; Dr. Casey Ritz; Dr. Brian Kiepper; Dr. Brian Fairchild; and Dr. John Worley, University of Georgia, Department of Poultry Science, Athens, Ga.)

Researchers at the University of Georgia, led by Dr. Claudia Dunkley, recently developed a carbon footprint assessment and calculation tool for use by the poultry industry. The calculation tool is a computer-based, user-friendly spreadsheet that can be easily accessed and used by poultry growers. The tool allows a grower to assess the carbon footprint of their farm. In addition, it can point out suggested improvements to the farm operation and calculate potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and cost savings. This innovative tool promises to provide growers an additional means to improve the operation and profitability of their farms.

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