How were the animal categories defined in the Cool Farm Tool?

Michaela

The categories reflect the different stages and use cases on a beef or dairy farm. Some users perceive them as too few categories others as too many categories. The current grouping was for us the best compromise of accuracy and data availability. Also, having categories where the period is shorter than one year does not make sense, as the tool determines an annual carbon footprint and it would result in that the same animal would occur in multiple categories.