Dataset Details - Hay from Alberta Download Now

Base NameHay from Alberta
Treatments, Standards and RoutesAlfalfa, alfalfa mixtures and other tame hay
Mix and Locationharvested, prior to storage, Alberta
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 TypeReference flow(s)
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: 5.8 kg N, 3.7 kg P, 2.0 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) carbon dioxideOutput00
2Not Elementary Flow (0) dieselInput0.00490.0049
3Not Elementary Flow (0) electricityInput6.06.0
4Not Elementary Flow (0) natural gasInput12.112.1
5Resources from water (2.2) Water withdrawn (ground water)Input00
6Resources from water (2.2) Water withdrawn (surface water)Input4.54.5
7Not Elementary Flow (0) Water withdrawn (unspecified, off-farm)Input3333
8Emissions to fresh water (1.1.1) Water returned to ground waterOutput2.32.3
9Emissions to fresh water (1.1.1) Water returned to surface waterOutput9.09.0
10Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from beefInput165165
11Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from dairy cowsInput168168
12Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic N from manureInput1.21.2
13Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic P from manureInput0.60.6
14Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic K2O from manureInput1.31.3
15Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic S from manureInput0.10.1
16Not Elementary Flow (0) Anhydrous ammonia, as 100% NH3 (NPK 82-0-0)Input00
17Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea, as 100% CO(NH2)2 (NPK 46.6-0-0)Input4.44.4
18Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea-ammonium-nitrate (UAN) 28% (NPK 28-0-0)Input0.020.02
19Not Elementary Flow (0) Monoammonium phosphate (MAP), as 100% (NPK 11-52-0)Input16.416.4
20Not Elementary Flow (0) Monoammonium phosphate (MAP), as 100% (NPK 11-52-0)Input00
21Not Elementary Flow (0) PotashInput8.18.1
22Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Sulphate, as 100% (NH4)2SO4 (NPK 21-0-0)Input32.232.2
23Not Elementary Flow (0) Lime fertilizer (0 - 4,9% MgCO3)Input0.10.1
24Not Elementary Flow (0) glyphosateInput0.110.11
25Not Elementary Flow (0) Transport of farm inputs, lorryInput5151
26Land occupation (3.1) Total area of perennial crop occupied (agricultural soil)Input677677
27Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxideInput0.20.2
28Not Elementary Flow (0) LDPE - wasteOutput0.0560.056
29Not Elementary Flow (0) PP - wasteOutput0.0140.014
30Not Elementary Flow (0) HDPE - wasteOutput0.0140.014
31Not Elementary Flow (0) Paper - wasteOutput0.0210.021
32Not Elementary Flow (0) Cardboard - wasteOutput0.0210.021
33Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) ammoniaOutput0.4640.464
34Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxide (fossil)Output3.313.31
35Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) nitrous oxideOutput0.190.19
36Emissions to air (1.3) GlyphosateOutput0.020.02
37Emissions to air (1.3) MCPAOutput00
38Emissions to air (1.3) Nitrogen oxidesOutput0.270.27
39Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) seleniumOutput0.000060.00006
40Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to riverOutput0.180.18
41Emissions to water (1.1) Nitrate to groundwaterOutput1.541.54
42Emissions to water (1.1) Phophorus to riverOutput0.410.41
43Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to groundwaterOutput0.180.18
44Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) arsenicOutput0.000810.00081
45Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) cadmiumOutput0.000440.00044
46Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) chromiumOutput0.0050.005
47Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) copperOutput0.00110.0011
48Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) glyphosateOutput0.090.09
49Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) leadOutput0.000490.00049
50Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) mercuryOutput0.00000050.0000005
51Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) molybdenumOutput0.000550.00055
52Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) nickelOutput0.000910.00091
53Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) seleniumOutput0.000120.00012
54Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) zincOutput0.0070.007
Dataset Version01.01.000
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/a9844ec7-d851-43a0-b296-e0f03aecc834.xml
Dataset Access RestrictionsNo restrictions
Data EntryGroupe AGÉCO
Approval SourceSCAC 2020
Dataset CopyrightTrue
Dataset License TypeFree of charge for all users and uses