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Grassland Science

Department Objectives

  • To improve the relationship between pasture utilised and profit/ha
  • To ensure the sustainability of grassland based systems
  • To be the leading science based grassland department with substantial industry impact

Department Structure

  • Across Enterprises - Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Grass Breeding
  • 4 Sites - Moorepark, Grange, Athenry amd Oak Park
  • 12 Research Staff, 1 Post Doc
  • 2 Technologists
  • 2 Technicians, 4 Contract Technicians
  • 24 Walsh Fellowships

Research Programme Areas

Grassland Research Dairy/Beef/Sheep - Micheal O'Leary

Soil Fertility & Nutrient Use - Brian McCarthy

Grazing Management - Brendan Horan, Michael Egan, Philip Creighton, Emer Kennedy, Edward O'Riordan

Grass Breeding & Evaluation - Michael O'Donovan and Pat Conaghan

Grass Feed & Value - Michael Dineen and Tim Keady

Grass Growth, Dynamics & Utilization - Clare Guy and Deirdre Hennessy


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