General information

Country:

Ireland

Research Facility/installation:

Moorepark

Farm type:

AGRIC, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Stakeholder type:

Michael O’Donovan

Address:

www.teagasc.ie

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

111

Grazing land (ha):

101

Grazing season length (days):

300

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

300

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein-Friesian and Holstein-Friesian x Jersey

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:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes (SF6)

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Ruminationactivity, Pedometer, Lameness)

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:

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