The Animal and Bioscience Research Department (ABRD) headquarters and main facilities are located at the Teagasc research centre, Grange in Co. Meath. The department also comprises facilities and staff spread across two other Teagasc research centres; Teagasc Moorepark in Co. Cork, and Teagasc Athenry in Co. Galway.
The ABRD is a major part of the Teagasc animal science programme. It provides additional capacity in the core animal science disciplines of nutrition, physiology, genetics and immunology as well as in the rapidly developing area of functional genomics and related technologies e.g. proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics.
The main facilities at the ABRD are state-of-the-art genomic, proteomic and endocrine laboratories. There are also excellent laboratories for nutrition, physiology and animal health focused analysis and a modern facility for in-depth animal expmentation.
The scientific findings from the research programme will be applied to industry, and where these relate to genetic control, the close links with the Teagasc and national animal genetic programme will be used to exploit these finding in the national interest.