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Livestock Systems Research

Department Objectives

  • Generate & procure new knowledge to increases profitability and sustainability of Irish livestock farmers
  • Become a leading international authority on the impact of relevant technologies on the profitability and sustainability of pasture-based livestock systems
  • Collaborate in delivering new knowledge and technology to our stakeholders

Department Strategy

  • Procure and generate new knowledge and evaluate it’s contribution using bio-economic models and farmlet systems.
  • Work with stakeholders to have research relevant, funded and more readily adopted
  • Publish in high quality journals to ensure the scientific merit and to become part of the international scientific community in our areas
  • Use farmlet studies/demo farms to assist with knowledge transfer

Livestock Systems Farmelet Research Studies

  • Ballyhaise - Regional Dairy Systems
  • Clonakilty - Grass/Clover Systems
  • Curtains - Spring Milk Systems
  • Dairygold - Automatic Milking, NextGen Genetics
  • Grange - Suckler Beef Systems
  • Johnston Castle - Dairy Calf to Beef, Winter Milk
  • Solohead - High S.R. Milking Blocks


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