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General information

  • Country: Spain
  • Institute: IRTA
  • Research Facility/installation: EVAM
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: Finca Camps i Armet, Monells, Girona, Spain
  • Website: http://www.irta.cat/en/animal-production/ruminants/
  • Primary Contact Person: Marta Terré

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Mediterranean
  • Total land (ha): 70
  • Grazing land (ha): 0
  • Grazing season length (days): 0
  • Enterprise: Dairy

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 100
  • Dairy cow breed: Holstein-Friesian
  • 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: No
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: No
  • Digestion facilities: No
  • Grazing studies equipment: No
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

  • Animal Welfare body: Yes
  • Licence to perform experiments: Yes
  • Name of the ethical licence body: Experimentation Animal Comission

Laboratory facilities

  • Capacity to process blood sample: No
  • Capacity to process meat sample: Yes
  • 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: Yes