What is the difference between the “Other livestock” methodology and the new beef and dairy modules?


While many of the questions remained similar, the level of detail for has significantly increased including the underlying emission factors and algorithms. The main difference between these modules is that beef and dairy runs on an annual basis and provides an annual average carbon footprint, while the older models provide a snapshot of the current animal stock and estimate emissions based on a lifecycle. Therefore, a direct comparison of both modules is not possible.

We are planning to update the “Other livestock” module, but have no yet defined specific timelines for this.