University of Reading

General information

Country:

England

Research Facility/installation:

CEDAR

Farm type:

CEDAR, Hall Farm, Church Lane, Arborfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9HX, UK. PO381XW

Stakeholder type:

Chris Reynolds

Address:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/research-and-facilities/cedar.aspx

Website:

Experimental Farm

Primary Contact Person:

Public

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

760

Grazing land (ha):

380

Grazing season length (days):

320

Enterprise:

Dairy & Beef

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

560

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein

Number of suckler cows:

0

Suckler cow breed:

N/A

Number of steers:

350

Steer breed:

Holstein & Holstein x Angus

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

yes

Metabolism facility:

Yes

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes (SF6 / Greenfeed)

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes (Rumination ac tivity, Pedometer)

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

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:

Yes

Capacity to process diet/feed sample:

Yes

Capacity to process DMI sample:

Yes