Rothamsted Research

General information

Country:

United Kingdom

Research Facility/installation:

North Wyke

Farm type:

Both

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SB, UK

Website:

https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/north-wyke-farm-platform

Primary Contact Person:

Professor Michael Lee

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

440

Grazing land (ha):

320

Grazing season length (days):

38

Enterprise:

Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

Dairy cow breed:

Number of suckler cows:

200

Suckler cow breed:

Stabilisers and Hereford_Freisian x Charolaise

Number of steers:

20 heifers, 100 steers

Steer breed:

Stabilisers

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Home Office

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: