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General information

  • Country: Belgium
  • Institute: CRAW
  • Research Facility/installation: Experimental dairy farm
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: Rue de Liroux 8 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
  • Website: http://www.cra.wallonie.be/en
  • Primary Contact Person: Eric Froidmont

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 24 (300 for all CRA-W)
  • Grazing land (ha): 20
  • Grazing season length (days): 185
  • Enterprise: Dairy

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 45
  • Dairy cow breed: Holstein and Holstein * Fleckvieh
  • Number of suckler cows: 0
  • Suckler cow breed: N/A
  • Number of steers: 0
  • Steer breed: N/A

Research equipment

  • Individual feed intake facility: yes
  • Metabolism facility: Yes
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: Yes (SF6 / Greenfeed)
  • Digestion facilities: Yes
  • Grazing studies equipment: N/A
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

  • Animal Welfare body: Yes
  • Licence to perform experiments: Yes
  • Name of the ethical licence body: Commission d'éthique animale

Laboratory facilities

  • Capacity to process blood sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process meat sample: No
  • Capacity to process milk sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process digestive system sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample: No
  • Capacity to process diet/feed sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process DMI sample: Yes