Animal identification and recording systems can be a valuable source of data on parameters used to calculate enteric methane emissions from livestock. This report provides guidelines to help countries design and implement such a
system. The guidelines are divided into three parts. Part 1 provides background information on the potential uses of animal recoding systems, explains the rationale behind the development of these guidelines, and demonstrates the need for adopting a multipurpose approach and translating the latter into an integrated multipurpose system. Part 2 develops conceptual frameworks for: animal identification and registration, animal traceability, animal health information, and performance recording. Part 3 addresses the development of a strategic plan for establishing an animal recording system, including a national legal framework.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome, Italy.