Australian ERF: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in beef cattle through feeding nitrate containing supplements

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This methodology gives landowners the opportunity to earn Australian Carbon Credits by replacing urea lick blocks for pasture-fed beef cattle with nitrate lick blocks, which reduced methane emissions from enteric fermentation. This method applies to projects aiming to avoid agricultural emissions which:

  1. are located within Australia, including external territories;
  2. reduce emissions from enteric fermentation of pasture-fed beef cattle by feeding nitrate supplements to livestock; and
  3. could be expected to reduce methane emissions that would qualify for carbon abatement.

Australia: Department of the Environment and Energy