General information

Country:

Ireland

Research Facility/installation:

Grange

Farm type:

AGRIC, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath

Stakeholder type:

Robert Prendiville

Address:

www.teagasc.ie

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

150

Grazing land (ha):

150

Grazing season length (days):

270

Enterprise:

beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

0

Dairy cow breed:

0

Number of suckler cows:

240

Suckler cow breed:

Limousin, Angus, Simmental, Charolais

Number of steers:

120

Steer breed:

Charolais and Limousin

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

no

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes (SF6)

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Rumination activity, Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

Laboratory facilities

Capacity to process blood sample:

Yes

Capacity to process meat sample:

No

Capacity to process milk sample:

No

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