This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions from pasture-fed beef cattle as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Emission reductions achieved through altering management practices for beef herds receive credits under the ERF.
To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
The Beef Cattle Herd Management Calculator helps project proponents estimate the abatement achieved by improving the efficiency of their pasture-fed beef cattle businesses.
For reporting requirements under the method all projects must use the Beef Cattle Herd Management Calculator to estimate emissions reductions.
For proponents with projects registered under the original determination, the relevant version to use to calculate abatement is version 1.3 (as updated with revised GWP values on 1 July 2020).
The applicable version of the Calculator for the 2017 varied determination for reporting periods ending from 1 November 2020 is Version 3.2. Please see the release notes for further Beef Cattle Herd Management Calculator version release details.
The applicable version of the Calculator for the 2017 Variation for reporting periods ending between 1 June 2020 and 31 October 2020 was Version 3.1.
The applicable version of the Calculator for the 2017 Variation for reporting periods ending between 25 May 2017 and 30 June 2020 was Version 3.0.
The applicable version of the Calculator for the original determination for reporting periods ending before 1 July 2020 was Version 1.1.
Variations can result from periodic reviews and public consultations by the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.
Public consultation, method drafts, and the Committee’s advice to the Minister is on our department’s Consultation hub.
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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Content ID: 67244