How are sold and purchased animals included in the calculation of the carbon footprint for beef and dairy?


The weight of the sold and purchased animals for the dairy module determine how much of the emissions are allocated to meat and how much to milk. In the IDF allocation formula, the Mmeat = sum of live weight livestock sold minus sum of live weight livestock purchased. The share can then be assessed on the bottom left of the result page.

For beef, the purchased numbers and live weights define the weight gain and thus the production of meat.