University of Edinburgh

General information

Country:

United Kingdom

Research Facility/installation:

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Rolsin Institute

Farm type:

Both

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Midlothian, Scotland, UK, EH25 9RG

Website:

www.ed.ac.uk/vet

Primary Contact Person:

Alastair Macrae

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

306

Grazing land (ha):

250

Grazing season length (days):

24

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

240

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein, crossbred Norweigan Red

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

Yes

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

No

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

No

Behavioural monitoring:

No

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

RDSVS Veterinary Ethical Review Committee

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: