University College Dublin

General information

Country:

Ireland

Research Facility/installation:

UCD Lyons Farm

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

UCD Lyons Farm, Lyons Estate, Celbridge, Naas, Co. Kildare. W23 ENY2 Ireland

Website:

https://www.ucd.ie/lyonsfarm/

Primary Contact Person:

Bridget Lynch

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

243

Grazing land (ha):

193

Grazing season length (days):

40

Enterprise:

Dairy & Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

200

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein, Friesan

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

?

Steer breed:

Angus, Charolais, Hereford, limousin, cross-breeds, dairy breeds

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

Yes

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

HPRA

Laboratory facilities

Capacity to process blood sample:

Capacity to process meat sample:

Capacity to process milk sample:

Capacity to process digestive system sample:

Capacity to process calorimeter/metabolism sample:

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

Capacity to process DMI sample: