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Low Carbon Beef announces new sustainability certification

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LCB Enrolled available to verify weaned calves with reduced GHG emissions.

Cattle producers can now seek LCB Enrolled verification from Low Carbon Beef LLC to signal their cattle were raised with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A cattle certification company that enables cattle producers to monitor, measure and verify reduced GHC emissions, LCB's certification programs are designed to enable cattle producers an opportunity to earn market premiums for cattle that demonstrate reduced GHG emissions. 

Cow-calf producers and backgrounders can see if their calves qualify for LCB Enrolled certification by submitting data to quantify the GHG emissions across four key categories: feeds, fuels, fertilizers and function. Scores represent the cattle's performance for that specific segment of the beef production lifecycle. Cattle certified as LCB Enrolled will be on track for Low Carbon Beef's USDA Process Verified Program if they continue to meet the required standards through each lifecycle segment, with final scoring for the PVP conducted within 60 days of slaughter.

LCB has selected IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, as a third-party verification company to verify practices for the new LCB Enrolled program audit.

"We're proud to offer this program for cattle producers to document and validate their efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of their operations," said Colin Beal, founder and chief executive officer of Low Carbon Beef. "We're excited to work with IMI Global, which has set the standard for cattle verification, certification, and audit programs. LCB Enrolled provides cattle buyers an opportunity to purchase cattle that are strong candidates for the LCB USDA PVP and offers cattle sellers an opportunity to add value to their cattle."

"Our goal is to help the marketplace add value through voluntary third-party verification and we appreciate Low Carbon Beef's trust in us for the verification of their LCB Enrolled program," said Doug Stanton, vice president of sales and business development for IMI Global.

Low Carbon Beef is actively enrolling cattle for certification and pilot programs. Cattle producers who are interested in having their calves certified as LCB Enrolled are required to be BeefCARE approved and should contact IMI Global for more information.

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