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General information

  • Country: Ireland
  • Institute: Teagasc
  • Research Facility/installation: Grange
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: AGRIC, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath
  • Website: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/beef/grange/
  • Primary Contact Person: Robert Prendiville

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 150
  • Grazing land (ha): 150
  • Grazing season length (days): 270
  • Enterprise: beef

Animals

  • Number of dairy cows: 0
  • Dairy cow breed: 0
  • Number of suckler cows: 240
  • Suckler cow breed: Limousin, Angus, Simmental, Charolais
  • Number of steers: 120
  • Steer breed: Charolais and Limousin

Research equipment

  • Individual feed intake facility: no
  • Metabolism facility: No
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: Yes (SF6)
  • Digestion facilities: No
  • Grazing studies equipment: Yes
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Rumination activity, Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

  • Animal Welfare body: Yes
  • Licence to perform experiments: Yes
  • Name of the ethical licence body: Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

Laboratory facilities

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