Carbon Footprint Analysis of Intensive Egg Production

April 12, 2018

A recently published paper in the Journal of Cleaner Production details the carbon footprint of intensive egg production in Spain, finding 2.66 kgCO2 equivalent per dozen eggs. The authors of the article “Environmental assessment of intensive egg production: A Spanish case study,” conclude that environmental improvement actions should be directed mainly towards optimizing hen feed formulations. This is a similar finding to a 2013 environmental assessment conducted assessing Midwestern United States.

A recent article published in Poultry World provides an excellent summary of the Spanish paper.