Reducing GHG Emissions from Fed Cattle Aggregation Project - Pool 4
Each of the participating feedlots has been in operation for a minimum of three years prior to the implementation of the Reducing GHG Emissions of Fed Cattle Aggregation Project.
The innovative feeding and management practices described herein have been undertaken by the participating feedlots to increase feed use efficiency in beef cattle. These practices include: individual animal sorting/selection, performance monitoring, use of beta-agonists (e.g., ractopamine hydrocholoride) and other feed management strategies. The offset crediting period of the project will be April 26, 2021 to April 25, 2029 (8 years) with a possibility of extension up to April 25, 2034 (5 years).
According to the Alberta Government Quantification Protocol for Reducing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Fed Cattle, Version 3.0, February 2016, the opportunity for generating direct and indirect emission reduction from the project is related to the implementation of strategies that increase the feed use efficiency in cattle.
Beef cattle release methane (CH4) as a result of the digestion of feed materials in the rumen. These emissions are called enteric emissions and are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities. Other emission sources for cattle include methane and nitrous oxide (N2O) which are generated from manure storage and handling within beef cattle operations. An increase in feed use efficiency compared to baseline animals’ results in a reduction of these emissions.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Fed Cattle v3.0 Feb 2016
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