General information

Country:

Scotland

Research Facility/installation:

Easter Howgate

Farm type:

Easter Howgate Farm, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PE

Stakeholder type:

Carol-Anne Duthie

Address:

www.sruc.ac.uk

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

981

Grazing land (ha):

920

Grazing season length (days):

180

Enterprise:

beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

N/A

Dairy cow breed:

N/A

Number of suckler cows:

200

Suckler cow breed:

Aax, LimX , Luings

Number of steers:

350

Steer breed:

Aax, LimX , Luings, holsteins, BBx

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

yes

Metabolism facility:

no

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes (Chamber / Laser)

Digestion facilities:

no

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Home Office (UK)

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:

no

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

Yes

Capacity to process DMI sample:

Yes