General information

Country:

France

Research Facility/installation:

Herbipôle-Theix

Farm type:

INRA – Herbipôle, Theix, F63122 Saint Genès-Champanelle

Stakeholder type:

Pascal D’hour

Address:

www.ara.inra.frherbipole

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

160

Grazing land (ha):

156

Grazing season length (days):

200

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

60

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein

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 (Chamber / SF6 / Greenfeed)

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

No

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Rumination activity, Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

Laboratory facilities

Capacity to process blood sample:

Yes

Capacity to process meat sample:

Yes

Capacity to process milk sample:

Yes

Capacity to process digestive system sample:

Yes

Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample:

Yes

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

Yes

Capacity to process DMI sample:

Yes