Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) – The Volcani Centre

General information

Country:

Israel

Research Facility/installation:

Volcani Centre Dairy and beef barn

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeTsiyon 7528809, Israel

Website:

https://www.agri.gov.il/en/home/default.aspx?csrt=11721700892910930061

Primary Contact Person:

Harel Levit

Site characteristics

Climate:

Mediterranean

Total land (ha):

40

Grazing land (ha):

0

Grazing season length (days):

0

Enterprise:

Dairy & Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

200

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein

Number of suckler cows:

40

Suckler cow breed:

Simmentals, Baladi, Holstein

Number of steers:

18 Heifers, 150 steers, 2 YB

Steer breed:

Holstein, Simmental and Baladi

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

Yes

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

No

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

No

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Hen Honig

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: