University of Arkansas Archives - Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Research

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Environment - Other
A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Nutritionally Equivalent Meals with and without Pork
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Field-to-Fork Pork Supply Chains in the United States and the European Union
The goal of this study was to compare impacts of pork production and consumption in the US and EU. The impacts were calculated using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The LCA provides...
Animal Science
Integrated Sustainability Modeling for Swine Farm Operations
Environment - Environmental Footprint
A Life Cycle Analysis of Land Use in US Pork Production
The goal of this study was to analyze land use in the production of US pork using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is a comprehensive methodology for quantitatively analyzing potential...
Environment - Water Usage / Conservation
A Life Cycle Analysis of Water Use in U.S. Pork Production
The goal of this study was to analyze water use in the U.S. pork industry using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. LCAs are quantitative analyses of complex systems for the evaluation of...
Environment - Environmental Footprint
LCA of Alternate Swine Management
Life cycle analyses of eight pork production strategies for three environmental impact categories yielded a range of results, from a 17 percent increase in global warming potential (removing...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Efficacy of direct-fed microbials administered from lactation through the nursery as an alternative to antibiotics in swine diets: an evaluation of performance, gastrointestinal microbial populations, and immune response
Direct-fed microbials may hold promise as an alternative to growth promoting additions of antibiotics added to swine diets. A study conducted at the University of Arkansas evaluated the effects of...
Animal Well-being
Effect of weaning age and commingling after the nursery phase on humoral and behavioral indicators on humeral and behavioral indicatiors of well-being and on growth performance
Age at weaning impacts growth performance as well as behavioral and immunological responses to management stressors, such as weaning and commingling after the nursery phase. A study conducted at the...
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