General information

Country:

Scotland

Research Facility/installation:

Dairy Research Centre

Farm type:

Hestan House, Dumfries, DG1 4TA

Stakeholder type:

Richard Dewhurst

Address:

www.sruc.ac.uk

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

300

Grazing land (ha):

180

Grazing season length (days):

250

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

430

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein-Friesian

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:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes (Laser)

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Pedometer, Lameness)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

UK Home Office

Laboratory facilities

Capacity to process blood sample:

No

Capacity to process meat sample:

No

Capacity to process milk sample:

No

Capacity to process digestive system sample:

No

Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample:

No

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

No

Capacity to process DMI sample:

No