General information

Country:

Scotland

Research Facility/installation:

Easter Howgate

Farm type:

Experimental Farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Easter Howgate Farm, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PE

Website:

www.sruc.ac.uk

Primary Contact Person:

Carol-Anne Duthie

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

981

Grazing land (ha):

920

Grazing season length (days):

180

Enterprise:

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

N/A

Dairy cow breed:

N/A

Number of suckler cows:

316

Suckler cow breed:

Aax, LimX , Luings

Number of steers:

239

Steer breed:

Aax, LimX , Luings, holsteins, BBx

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

No

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

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