Currently, Urea is often used as a feed supplement to increase the amount of protein in the diet of pasture-fed beef cattle. By switching to some or all of the urea to nitrate supplements, cattle produce less methane as they digest they food. Methane is a powerful Greenhouse gas therefore feeding nitrates to beef cattle significantly reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses.
Landholders change from urea based lick blocks to nitrates to generate a significant number of carbon credits and boost farm income.
This methodology allows for the creation of carbon credits from avoided emissions thereby boosting farm incomes.