Agricultural University – Plovdiv

General information

Country:

Bulgaria

Research Facility/installation:

cattle farm, laboratory complex

Farm type:

Both

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Agricultural University – Plovdiv, bul. Mendeleev 12, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Dept of Animal Science

Website:

https://www.au-plovdiv.bg/en/

Primary Contact Person:

prof. Vasil Nikolov

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

50

Grazing land (ha):

20

Grazing season length (days):

24

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

25

Dairy cow breed:

Bulgerian Rhodope cattle

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

No

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

No

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: