U.S. Livestock Project Protocol
The Livestock Project Protocol provides guidance to calculate, monitor, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with installing a manure biogas control system for livestock operations, such as dairy cattle and swine farms. The protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board in June 2007.
- U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Version 4.0 (January 23, 2013)
Protocol Companion Documents & Tools
The documents and tools below are made available to account holders upon request. The tools are designed to help livestock project developers organize their project data and facilitate verification. Use of the tools is optional; however, it may be useful in identifying important aspects of the Livestock Project Protocol and streamlining verification.
|Document/Tool||Description||Protocol Version Relevance|
|Reserve Livestock Calculation Tool Version 3.0d (October 3, 2012)||The Reserve has developed the Beta Livestock Calculation Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Livestock Project Protocol. If you are developing a livestock project and would like to receive a copy of this tool, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the e-mail message, please include the following information:
Use of this tool is optional, but only the most current version should be used for project quantification.
|All protocol versions|
|Livestock Project Design Document Template||The purpose of this document is to assist livestock project developers in identifying high areas of risk, highlight important aspects of the Livestock Project Protocol, and facilitate verification.
To request a copy, please send an email to email@example.com and indicate your Reserve Project ID number and dates of the current reporting period.
|All protocol versions|
The Livestock Project Protocol is not currently undergoing revision.
Protocol Development & Previous Versions
Use the links below to access information about the original protocol development process and view previous versions of the Livestock Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.
Click a version of the protocol below to access more information:
- Version 4.0 (January 23, 2013)
- Version 3.0 (September 29, 2010)
- Version 2.2 (November 3, 2009)
- Version 2.1 (August 20, 2008)
- Version 2.0 (August 12, 2008)
- Version 1.0 (June 19, 2007)
Please contact the Policy Team with questions or comments.