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General information

  • Country: France
  • Institute: INRA
  • Research Facility/installation: Herbipôle-Theix
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: INRA - Herbipôle, Theix, F63122 Saint Genès-Champanelle
  • Website: https://www6.ara.inra.fr/herbipole_eng/
  • Primary Contact Person: Pascal D'hour

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 160
  • Grazing land (ha): 156
  • Grazing season length (days): 200
  • Enterprise: Dairy

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 60
  • Dairy cow breed: Holstein
  • 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 (Chamber / SF6 / Greenfeed)
  • Digestion facilities: Yes
  • Grazing studies equipment: No
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Rumination activity, Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

  • Animal Welfare body: Yes
  • Licence to perform experiments: Yes
  • Name of the ethical licence body: Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

Laboratory facilities

  • Capacity to process blood sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process meat sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process milk sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process digestive system sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process diet/feed sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process DMI sample: Yes