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Ty Gwyn Organic Farm: Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)

{Facility} IGER: Ty Gwyn Organic Farm: Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER). Facility Leader(s): Weller, Richard, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research.

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Summary

Experimental farm resource to evaluate complete systems. 86 hectare organic dairy farm converted in 1992-94 period. Facilities currently evaluating two contrasting systems of milk production including changes in nutrient budgets, efficiency of nutrient utilisation, soil fertility, crop quality, animal health, animal performance and financial margins. Linked to six commercial organic dairy farms.
Ty Gwyn farm with 74 ha converted to organic production, herd of 90 Holstein-Friesian cows and 40 young stock, fully equipped dairy unit, all managed to Soil Association standards, with a wide range of soil types and both permanent pasture and crop rotation systems and a range of wildlife habitats suitable for environmental studies


EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Experimental farm
Keywords:organic dairy farm, dairy cattle, milk production, nutrients, soil fertility, crop quality, animal health, financial margins
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)
Acronym:IGER
Location:IGER Trawsgoed Research Farm
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion SY23 4LL
E-mail: Richard.weller@bbsrc.ac.uk
Deposited By: Defra, R&D Organic Programme
ID Code:6689
Deposited On:17 Jan 2006
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:29

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