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General information

  • Country: France
  • Institute: INRA
  • Research Facility/installation: Le Pin
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: Domaine Expérimental du Pin BORCULO EXMES 61 310 GOUFFERN EN AUGE
  • Website: https://www6.rennes.inra.fr/domaine-experimental-du-pin_eng/
  • Primary Contact Person: Frédéric LAUNAY

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 450
  • Grazing land (ha): 400
  • Grazing season length (days): 250
  • Enterprise: Dairy & Beef

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 200
  • Dairy cow breed: Holstein, Normande, Jersey
  • Number of suckler cows: 130
  • Suckler cow breed: Charolaise
  • Number of steers: 0
  • Steer breed: N/A

Research equipment

  • Individual feed intake facility: yes
  • Metabolism facility: Yes
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: Yes (Greenfeed)
  • Digestion facilities: Yes
  • Grazing studies equipment: Yes
  • Behavioural monitoring: No

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