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Frank Campion

Technologist

Research Interests

Ewe Nutrition
Ewe colostrum and milk production
Grassland Management
Breeding management
Sheep health and parasitology

Current Projects

BETTER Sheep Farms Programme

Education

PhD Animal Science, University College Dublin, 2016
BAgrSc Agricultural Science (Animal & Crop Production), University College Dublin, 2012

Campion, F. P., McGovern, F. M., Lott, S., Creighton, P. & Boland, T. M. 2017. Impact of concentrate supplementation during early lactation on the performance of grass fed, twin suckling ewes and their progeny. Livestock Science, In-press

Campion, F. P., McGovern, F. M., Lott, S., Fahey, A.G., Creighton, P. & Boland, T. M. 2016. Comparison of energy rationing systems for late gestation ewes: impacts on ewe and lamb performance. Journal of Animal Science, Aug; 94(8):3441-3456.

McGovern, F. M, F. P. Campion, S. Lott and T. M. Boland. 2015. Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation (I) the impact on pre- and post-partum ewe performance. Journal of Animal Science.93:4860-4872.

McGovern, F. M., F. P. Campion, T. Sweeney, S. Fair, S. Lott and T. M. Boland. 2015. Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation (II) the impact on fetal development and offspring performance. Journal Animal Science. 93:4873-4882.

Campion F. P., McGovern, F. M. and Boland, T.M. 2013. Optimising the nutrition of high prolificacy ewes. Irish Grassland Association Sheep Conference 2013, 16th July 2013, Athlone, Ireland. Irish Grassland Association Journal 47: 92-104.

Campion, F. P., McGovern, F. M., Fahey, A. G. and Boland, T.M. 2014. Rationing late gestation ewes using a net energy or a metabolisable energy rationing system: Impacts on ewe and lamb performance. In: 2014 ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA, 20-24 July 2014, Small Ruminant, Journal of Animal Science 92: E-supplement 2, p. 363.

Campion, F. P., McGovern, F. M., Levicnik, E., Creighton, P. and Boland T.M. 2015. The impact of concentrate supplementation on grass dry matter intake of twin suckling ewes during early lactation and subsequent effects on lamb performance. British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference – Science with Impact, Chester, UK, 14-15 April 2015, Ewe Nutrition, p. 161.

Campion, F. P., McGovern, F.M., Levicnik, E., McCarron, A., Creighton, P. and Boland, T.M. 2015. Effect of concentrate supplementation during early lactation on intake, rumen function, and milk production of twin suckling ewes. In: 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 12-16 July 2015, Small Ruminant: Nutrition, Journal of Animal Science 93: supplement s3/J, p. 250. 277

Campion F. P., McGovern, F. M., Creighton, P., Fahey, A. G. and Boland, T.M. 2015. An investigation into the effect of crude protein intake, dry matter intake and body reserve mobilisation on the ewe colostrum and IgG production in the first 18 hours postpartum. In: 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 12-16 July 2015, Small Ruminant: Nutrition, Journal of Animal Science 93: supplement s3/J, p. 251.

Campion F. P., McGovern, F. M., Creighton, P., Fahey, A. G. and Boland, T.M. 2015. An investigation in to the interaction between ewe BCS and litter weights at key times of the production cycle. In: 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 12-16 July 2015, Small Ruminant: General, Journal of Animal Science 93: supplement s3/J, p. 614.