Environmental impacts of innovative dairy farming systems aiming at improved internal nutrient cycling: A multi-scale assessment

The study evaluates the environmental performance of selected dairy farms in the Netherlands. Closing internal nutrient cycles (INC) significantly reduces dairy farm energy use, INC farming reduces the global warming, acidification, and eutrophication potential; nitrogen losses to air and water decrease on average by 5 to 10%.

Journal or Publication Title: 

Environmental impacts of innovative dairy farming systems aiming at improved internal nutrient cycling: A multi-scale assessment

Journal/Publisher: 

Science of the Total Environment

Authors: 

W. de Vries, J. Kros, M.A. Dolman, Th.V. Vellinga, H.C. de Boer, A.L. Gerritsen, M.P.W. Sonneveld, J. Bouma

Year of Publication: 

2015

DOI: 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.079

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