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Cattle barns

DKC-Burrehøjvej

DKC-Burrehøjvej comprises the following research facilities:

  • 210 dairy cows (Danish Holstein and Jersey) plus calves
  • Production-like barns
  • Protective barn facilities for cows around calving
  • Milking robots and computerized feeding troughs
  • Automatic and intensive registrations of basic data for all animals for e.g.:

    • Feed intake and eating behaviour
    • Milk yield and milk properties
    • Cow weight, activity, behaviour and position of the cow in the barn͡

DKC-Blichers Allé

DKC-Blichers Allé comprises the following research facilities:

  • 125 cows plus calves
  • Physiology barn for fistulated and multi-catheterized cows used in intensive studies
  • Four climate chambers for measuring the animals’ excretion of for instance methane (climate impact)
  • Different milking systems and computerized feeding troughs
  • Flexible barn with dynamic and flexible facilities for studies of new barn and housing systems
  • Barn for intensive studies of calves and sheep