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Beef cattle herd management method
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.
Using the method
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.
Estimating the abatement
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.
Calculator for projects registered under the original determination
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.
- Varied Determination – Beef cattle herd management calculator Version 3.2 [8MB ZIP]
- Beef cattle herd management calculator release notes [114.5KB PDF] [70.3KB DOCX]
Earlier versions of the calculator
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.
Variation to the method
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.
- See more methodology determinations
- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon
Connect with us
Email livestock [at] industry.gov.au
Last updated: 8 December 2020
Content ID: 67244