Methodology to Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions in Beef Cattle using Organic or Natural Feed Supplements

Methodology to Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions in Beef Cattle using Organic or Natural Feed Supplements

The proposed new methodology quantifies the emission reductions that comprise the use of enriched feed supplements that are organic or 100% natural (no antibiotics) in beef cattle which reduces fattening time, thereby reducing methane emissions from enteric fermentation. Additionality is demonstrated using an activity penetration method that is geographically limited to Brazil. Projects would be additional until the sale of qualifying feed supplements reaches 5% of the total market for feed supplements in Brazil. Monitoring involves the number of days in pasture compared to a baseline based on published data. 

 

This methodology was open for public comment from 1 December 2015 until 31 December 2015. Public comments are closed.

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Sectoral Scope
15. Livestock and manure management
First Assessor
RINA Services S.p.A
Second Assessor
Not yet contracted
Status
First Assessment