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General information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Institute: SRUC
  • Research Facility/installation: Dairy Research Centre
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: Hestan House, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
  • Website: https://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120195/dairy_research_centre
  • Primary Contact Person: Richard Dewhurst

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 300
  • Grazing land (ha): 180
  • Grazing season length (days): 250
  • Enterprise: Dairy

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 430
  • 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: Yes (Laser)
  • Digestion facilities: No
  • Grazing studies equipment: Yes
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Pedometer, Lameness)

Ethical aspects

  • Animal Welfare body: Yes
  • Licence to perform experiments: Yes
  • Name of the ethical licence body: UK Home Office

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