Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

General information

Country:

Ireland

Research Facility/installation:

AFBI Hillsborough

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Large Park, Hillsborough Co.Down. Northern Ireland

Website:

https://www.afbini.gov.uk/

Primary Contact Person:

Steven Morrison

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

310

Grazing land (ha):

310

Grazing season length (days):

32

Enterprise:

Dairy & Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

300

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein

Number of suckler cows:

100

Suckler cow breed:

Limousine*Dairy, Stabiliser

Number of steers:

Heifers, steers, YB

Steer breed:

Cross-breeds, dairy breeds, stabilisser

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

Yes

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Laboratory facilities

Capacity to process blood sample:

Capacity to process meat sample:

Capacity to process milk sample:

Capacity to process digestive system sample:

Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample:

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

Capacity to process DMI sample: