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General information

  • Country: Ireland
  • Institute: Teagasc
  • Research Facility/installation: Moorepark
  • Farm type: Experimental Farm
  • Stakeholder type: Public
  • Address: Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12
  • Website: http://www.teagasc.ie
  • Primary Contact Person: Michael O'Donovan

Site characteristics

  • Climate: Temperate
  • Total land (ha): 111
  • Grazing land (ha): 101
  • Grazing season length (days): 300
  • Enterprise: Dairy


  • Number of dairy cows: 300
  • Dairy cow breed: Holstein-Friesian and Holstein-Friesian x Jersey
  • 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: Yes
  • Greenhouse gas measurement: Yes (SF6)
  • Digestion facilities: Yes
  • Grazing studies equipment: Yes
  • Behavioural monitoring: Yes (Ruminationactivity, Pedometer, Lameness)

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: 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