ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

General information

Country:

Belgium

Research Facility/installation:

ILVO RAMBO (Research on Ammoniac Emission in Bovine)

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public/Private partnership

Address:

Scheldeweg 68, 9090 Melle

Website:

www.Ilvo.vlaanderen.be

Primary Contact Person:

Karen Goossens

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

195

Grazing land (ha):

87

Grazing season length (days):

20

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

140

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein Friesian

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

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:

Dienst Dierenwelzijn (Vlaanderen)

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: