Harper Adams University

General information

Country:

United Kingdom

Research Facility/installation:

Dairy Research Unit

Farm type:

Both

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, UK.

Website:

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/

Primary Contact Person:

Prof. Liam A. Sinclair

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

605

Grazing land (ha):

231

Grazing season length (days):

40

Enterprise:

Dairy & Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

420

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

50 heifers, 100 steers, 90 YB

Steer breed:

Angus, Belgian Blue, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Charolais, Hereford, Limousine, Cross-breed, Dairy breed

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:

AWERB (operating under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (amended 2012) and Research Ethics Committee

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: