Dataset Details - Hay from Ontario Download Now

Base NameHay from Ontario
Treatments, Standards and RoutesAlfalfa, alfalfa mixtures and other tame hay
Mix and Locationharvested, prior to storage, Ontario
Functional Unit Flow Properties90% standard dry matter content
Name Synonymstame hay; forage crop
Quantitative ReferenceOne metric ton
Dataset Starting Year2009
Dataset Valid Until2018
Time RepresentativityTen-year average
Technology CharacteristicsExcludes hay harvested for international export.
Intended Process ApplicationsCut hay for drying or ensilage intended for cattle
Ecospold Activity Type1
Ecospold Special Activity Type0
ClassificationAgricultural production means (2.10)
Quantitative Reference TypeFunctional unit
Dataset Time Domain ValidityTrue
LocationCanada (CA)
Included ProcessesEmpty
LCI Method PrincipleAttributional
LCI Principles DeviationsAttributional LCI methods were used.
LCI Method ApproachesAllocation - mass
LCI Method DeviationsMass allocation was the main allocation approach for field inputs and emissions. Hay for seeds was subtracted from yield.
Modelling ConstantsSummary of synthetic fertilization per tonne of hay: 6.9 kg N, 2.8 kg P, 1.6 kg S
Modelling Constant DeviationsNA
Data Cutoff/Completeness PrinciplesHay left in the fields was out of scope. CO2 removal from soil due to historical increased use of perennial crops (such as hay) in Canada was included (see the Canadian GHG inventory part 2 for more information).
Deviations from Cutoff/Completeness PrinciplesNA
Data Selection/Combination PrinciplesWhere provincial data was unavailable, data from another region (another province or Canada) or for field crops in general was used. Where data was not available over 10 years, data from a shorter period was used.
Deviations from Selection/Combination PrinciplesNA
Data Treatment and Extrapolation PrinciplesExported hay was assumed to be irrigated and corresponding irrigation water was excluded from the LCI.
Deviations from Treatment and Extrapolation PrinciplesNA
Supply Coverage100
Dataset Use AdviceNA
Dataset Review SummaryInternal review was performed by Groupe AGÉCO comparing calculated values with other data sources. Data were reviewed by a scientific committee composed of beef industry, government and ENGO experts. External experts were also consulted.
Type of Dataset ModellingUnit process, single operation
Dataset SourceFMS 2017
Dataset Review TypeIndependent internal review
Dataset ScopeUnit process(es), single operation
Dataset Review MethodExpert judgement
Technological RepresentativenessVery good
Time RepresentativenessVery good
Geographical RepresentativenessGood
CompletenessVery good
PrecisionVery good
Methodological Appropriateness and ConsistencyVery good
Overall QualityVery good
Review Report SourceSCAC 2020
Overall Compliance ApprovalNot defined
Nomenclature ComplianceNot defined
Methodological ComplianceNot defined
Review ComplianceNot defined
Documentation ComplianceNot defined
Quality ComplianceNot defined
IDFlow TypeFlow ReferenceDirectionMean AmountResulting Amount
0Not Elementary Flow (0) harvested hayOutput10001000
1Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) ammoniaOutput1.061.06
2Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxide (fossil)Output5.725.72
3Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) nitrous oxideOutput0.420.42
4Emissions to air (1.3) MCPAOutput0.00050.0005
5Emissions to air (1.3) Nitrogen oxidesOutput0.40.4
6Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) seleniumOutput0.000040.00004
7Emissions to water (1.1) Nitrate to groundwaterOutput3.893.89
8Emissions to water (1.1) Phophorus to riverOutput1.071.07
9Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to groundwaterOutput0.120.12
10Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to riverOutput0.120.12
11Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acidOutput0.0490.049
12Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) arsenicOutput0.00060.0006
13Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) cadmiumOutput0.00030.0003
14Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) chromiumOutput0.0040.004
15Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) copperOutput0.00090.0009
16Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) leadOutput0.00040.0004
17Emissions to soil (1.2) MCPAOutput0.00230.0023
18Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) mercuryOutput0.00000070.000001
19Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) molybdenumOutput0.00040.0004
20Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) nickelOutput0.00070.0007
21Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) seleniumOutput0.000090.00009
22Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) zincOutput0.0060.006
23Not Elementary Flow (0) dieselInput0.00610.0061
24Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from beefInput7272
25Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from dairy cowsInput131131
26Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic N from manureInput44
27Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic P from manureInput2.22.2
28Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic K2O from manureInput4.14.1
29Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic S from manureInput0.050.05
30Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Nitrate, as 100% (NH4)(NO3) (NPK 34-0-0)Input0.90.9
31Not Elementary Flow (0) ESN (Environmentally Smart Nitrogen) (NPK 44-0-0)Input0.40.4
32Not Elementary Flow (0) Super U (NPK 46-0-0)Input0.20.2
33Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea, as 100% CO(NH2)2 (NPK 46.6-0-0)Input5.55.5
34Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea-ammonium-nitrate (UAN) 28% (NPK 28-0-0)Input1.51.5
35Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea-ammonium-nitrate (UAN) 32% (NPK 32-0-0)Input0.10.1
36Not Elementary Flow (0) Amidas (NPK 40-0-0)Input2.42.4
37Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium phosphate (NPK 10-34-0)Input0.70.7
38Not Elementary Flow (0) Monoammonium phosphate (MAP), as 100% (NPK 11-52-0)Input9.79.7
39Not Elementary Flow (0) Di ammonium phosphate, as 100% (NH3)2HPO4 (NPK 18-46-0)Input22
40Not Elementary Flow (0) Complete liquid starter (e.g. Alpine) (NPK 6-24-6)Input0.30.3
41Not Elementary Flow (0) PotashInput21.421.4
42Not Elementary Flow (0) Potassium sulphate (NPK 0-0-50)Input0.70.7
43Not Elementary Flow (0) Sul-po-mag/K Mag, as 100% (NPK 0-0-22)Input0.70.7
44Not Elementary Flow (0) Alpine K Thio (NPK 0-0-66)Input0.070.07
45Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Sulphate, as 100% (NH4)2SO4 (NPK 21-0-0)Input18.718.7
46Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Sulphate finesInput0.50.5
47Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Thiosulphate (NPK 15-0-0)Input3.43.4
48Not Elementary Flow (0) Bio-Sul Premium PlusInput0.10.1
49Not Elementary Flow (0) NutraSul90 (Keg River)Input0.50.5
50Not Elementary Flow (0) S15 (NPK 13-33-0)Input1.91.9
51Not Elementary Flow (0) Tiger 90Input0.70.7
52Not Elementary Flow (0) Vitasul G (Sulvaris)Input0.020.02
53Not Elementary Flow (0) Lime fertilizer (0 - 4,9% MgCO3)Input3.83.8
54Not Elementary Flow (0) 2,4-D amineInput0.0590.059
55Not Elementary Flow (0) MCPAInput0.0030.003
56Not Elementary Flow (0) Transport of farm inputs, lorryInput7373
57Not Elementary Flow (0) LDPE - wasteOutput0.0380.038
58Not Elementary Flow (0) PP - wasteOutput0.0100.010
59Not Elementary Flow (0) HDPE - wasteOutput0.0100.010
60Not Elementary Flow (0) Paper - wasteOutput0.0140.014
61Not Elementary Flow (0) Cardboard - wasteOutput0.0140.014
62Emissions to air (1.3) 2,4-DOutput0.0100.010
63Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxideInput0.160.16
64Land occupation (3.1) Total area of perennial crop occupied (agricultural soil)Input315315
Dataset Version01.00.000
Dataset Intended ApplicationsThe intended application of this dataset is to provide an LCI that integrates considerations at a regional and provincial level to facilitate data use in animal production LCAs in Canada, especially for beef production.
Dataset URI../processes/34763dd5-6a43-4d6f-b637-7a41597582ec.xml
Dataset Access RestrictionsNone
Data EntryGroupe AGÉCO
Approval SourceSCAC 2020
Dataset CopyrightTrue
Dataset License TypeFree of charge for all users and uses