Dataset Details - Hay from Quebec Download Now

Base NameHay from Quebec
Treatments, Standards and RoutesAlfalfa, alfalfa mixtures and other tame hay
Mix and Locationharvested, prior to storage, Quebec
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: 12.7 kg N, 1.3 kg P, 0.4 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 SourceSCAC 2020
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) ammoniaOutput2.192.19
2Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxide (fossil)Output19.2319.23
3Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) nitrous oxideOutput0.790.79
4Emissions to air (1.3) MCPAOutput0.000570.00057
5Emissions to air (1.3) Nitrogen oxidesOutput0.770.77
6Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) seleniumOutput0.000030.00003
7Emissions to water (1.1) Nitrate to groundwaterOutput8.748.74
8Emissions to water (1.1) Phophorus to riverOutput0.390.39
9Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to groundwaterOutput0.130.13
10Emissions to water (1.1) Phosphate to riverOutput0.130.13
11Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acidOutput0.0620.062
12Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) arsenicOutput0.00080.0008
13Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) cadmiumOutput0.00010.0001
14Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) chromiumOutput0.0030.003
15Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) copperOutput0.00060.0006
16Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) leadOutput0.00020.0002
17Emissions to soil (1.2) MCPAOutput0.002870.00287
18Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) mercuryOutput0.00000070.0000007
19Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) molybdenumOutput0.00020.0002
20Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) nickelOutput0.00040.0004
21Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) seleniumOutput0.000070.00007
22Emissions to agricultural soil (1.2.1) zincOutput0.0040.004
23Not Elementary Flow (0) dieselInput0.00390.0039
24Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from beefInput9696
25Not Elementary Flow (0) Manure from dairy cowsInput242242
26Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic N from manureInput8.38.3
27Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic P from manureInput4.74.7
28Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic K2O from manureInput8.68.6
29Not Elementary Flow (0) Organic S from manureInput0.070.07
30Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Nitrate, as 100% (NH4)(NO3) (NPK 34-0-0)Input1.11.1
31Not Elementary Flow (0) ESN (Environmentally Smart Nitrogen) (NPK 44-0-0)Input0.070.07
32Not Elementary Flow (0) Super U (NPK 46-0-0)Input2.92.9
33Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea, as 100% CO(NH2)2 (NPK 46.6-0-0)Input20.720.7
34Not Elementary Flow (0) Urea-ammonium-nitrate (UAN) 28% (NPK 28-0-0)Input0.50.5
35Not Elementary Flow (0) Amidas (NPK 40-0-0)Input0.050.05
36Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium phosphate (NPK 10-34-0)Input0.50.5
37Not Elementary Flow (0) Monoammonium phosphate (MAP), as 100% (NPK 11-52-0)Input1.31.3
38Not Elementary Flow (0) Di ammonium phosphate, as 100% (NH3)2HPO4 (NPK 18-46-0)Input4.74.7
39Not Elementary Flow (0) PotashInput10.110.1
40Not Elementary Flow (0) Potassium sulphate (NPK 0-0-50)Input0.020.02
41Not Elementary Flow (0) Sul-po-mag/K Mag, as 100% (NPK 0-0-22)Input0.60.6
42Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Sulphate, as 100% (NH4)2SO4 (NPK 21-0-0)Input4.74.7
43Not Elementary Flow (0) Ammonium Sulphate finesInput11
44Not Elementary Flow (0) S15 (NPK 13-33-0)Input0.20.2
45Not Elementary Flow (0) Vitasul G (Sulvaris)Input0.30.3
46Not Elementary Flow (0) Lime fertilizer (0 - 4,9% MgCO3)Input9.19.1
47Not Elementary Flow (0) 2,4-D amineInput0.0740.074
48Not Elementary Flow (0) MCPAInput0.003440.00344
49Not Elementary Flow (0) Transport of farm inputs, lorryInput7373
50Not Elementary Flow (0) LDPE - wasteOutput0.0400.040
51Not Elementary Flow (0) PP - wasteOutput0.0100.010
52Not Elementary Flow (0) HDPE - wasteOutput0.0100.010
53Not Elementary Flow (0) Paper - wasteOutput0.0150.015
54Not Elementary Flow (0) Cardboard - wasteOutput0.0150.015
55Emissions to air (1.3) 2,4-DOutput0.0120.012
56Emissions to air, unspecified (1.3.4) carbon dioxideInput0.170.17
57Land occupation (3.1) Total area of perennial crop occupied (agricultural soil)Input344344
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/fe983aca-c4c8-4c0f-9314-253844636312.xml
Dataset Access RestrictionsNone
Data EntryGroupe AGÉCO
Approval SourceSCAC 2020
Dataset CopyrightTrue
Dataset License TypeFree of charge for all users and uses