General information

Country:

Belgium

Research Facility/installation:

Experimental dairy farm

Farm type:

Rue de Liroux 8 5030 Gembloux, Belgium

Stakeholder type:

Eric Froidmont

Address:

http://www.cra.wallonie.be/en

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

24 (300 for all CRA-W)

Grazing land (ha):

20

Grazing season length (days):

185

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

45

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein and Holstein * Fleckvieh

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 / Greenfeed)

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

N/A

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Commission d’éthique animale

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