SRUC

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General information

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 981
  • Grazing land (ha): 920
  • Grazing season length (days): 180
  • Enterprise: beef

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: N/A
  • Dairy cow breed: N/A
  • Number of suckler cows: 200
  • Suckler cow breed: Aax, LimX , Luings
  • Number of steers: 350
  • Steer breed: Aax, LimX , Luings, holsteins, BBx

Research equipment

  • Individual feed intake facility: yes
  • Metabolism facility: no
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: Yes (Chamber / Laser)
  • Digestion facilities: no
  • Grazing studies equipment: Yes
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

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

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: no
  • Capacity to process diet/feed sample: Yes
  • Capacity to process DMI sample: Yes