Crichton Royal


Code/ID: Crichton Royal

Organization: SRUC

Country: UK
Sub-Region:UK - South Western Scotland

City: Dumfries


Milk Yield per Cow (L): 10,200

Animal Feeding Based on: In doors feeding


Innovations and Strenghs: The main aim is to develop, implement and provide information regarding sustainable breeding and management systems for dairy cattle. Objectives include finding ways to improve production health and welfare of UK dairy herds and measuring different systems’ effects on the environment. The two contrasting systems which are currently being examined are and High Energy and Standard Energy rations with 100% housing for lactating cows. The Holstein cows consuming each diet are of either high (Select) or moderate (Control) genetic merit, giving effectively four herds across the two diets.