CERZOO Ltd – Research Center for Livestock and Environment (CERZOO srl – CENTRO DI RICERCHE PER LA ZOOTECNIA E L’AMBIENTE)

General information

Country:

Italy

Research Facility/installation:

CERZOO

Farm type:

Both

Stakeholder type:

Public/Private partnership

Address:

Via Castellarino, n. 12 Località San Bonico – 29122 Piacenza – Italy

Website:

under construction. For scientific publications it is possible to follow the activities of Researchers of the Departments of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (www.unicatt.it)

Primary Contact Person:

Prof. Erminio Trevisi

Site characteristics

Climate:

Mediterranean

Total land (ha):

45

Grazing land (ha):

0

Grazing season length (days):

0

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

80

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein (+ other breeds occasionnaly)

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

Yes

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

No

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Body in charge of Animal Welfare (OPBA CERZOO) as forsee by European Rules (Directive 2010/63/EU) and Italian legislation (DL 26/2014)

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: