Journal article

Water footprint of livestock: comparison of six geographically defined beef production systems

Bradley G Ridoutt, Peerasak Sanguansri, Michael Freer, Gregory S Harper

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2012

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Funding Acknowledgements

We sincerely thank Andrew Moore (CSIRO Plant Industry) who provided expert advice on pasture growth rates in eastern Australia, Robert Young (CSIRO Livestock Industries) who advised on livestock husbandry practices, as well as the feedlot operator who provided data on feed composition and sourcing. This study was jointly funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture National Research Flagship; the authors have exercised complete freedom in designing the research and interpreting the data. Finally, we thank Beverley Henry (Queensland University of Technology), Chris McSweeney (CSIRO Livestock Industries) and Jay Sellahewa (CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences) who reviewed the manuscript and made helpful suggestions.