university of the Azores (UAc)

General information

Country:

Portugal

Research Facility/installation:

Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research and Technology (IITAA)

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Rua Capitão João d’Ávila, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal

Website:

www.iitaa.uac.pt

Primary Contact Person:

Alfredo Emilio Silveira de Borba

Site characteristics

Climate:

Sub-tropical

Total land (ha):

50

Grazing land (ha):

45

Grazing season length (days):

52

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

65

Dairy cow breed:

Holstein, Jersey

Number of suckler cows:

Suckler cow breed:

Number of steers:

Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

Yes

Digestion facilities:

Yes

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

No

Name of the ethical licence body:

Carlos Fernando Mimoso Vouzela

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: