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Michael Egan

Research Officer - Grassland

Research Interests

  • Grazing management practices of intensive grass based systems with practical focus on spring an autumn grazing management
  • The role of white clover in intensive grass based systems
  • The evaluation of white clover cultivars on commercial farms

Current Projects

  • Adapting autumn and spring grazing management strategies to increase spring grass availability and milk production within intensive grazing systems
  • Evaluation of white clover cultivars on commercial dairy farms

Education

PhD in Agricultural Science, University College Dublin 
Bachelor of Agriculture Science, University College Dublin, IrelandIGA

Professional Membership

IGA

ASA

Egan, M., Lynch, M.B. and Hennessy, D. (2017) The effect of including white clover into N fertilised perennial ryegrass swards on herbage and milk production and dry matter intake of spring calving dairy cows. Journal of Agricultural Science Cambridge. doi:10.1017/S0021859616000952

 

McCarthy, B., Egan, M. and Hennessy D. (2016) Opportunities and risks of combining high inputs of inorganic N with forage legumes. Legume Perspectives 12: 29-30.

 

D. Enriquez-Hidalgo, D. Hennessy, T. Gilliland, M. Egan, J. F. Mee and E. Lewis. (2014) Effect of rotationally grazing perennial ryegrass white clover or perennial ryegrass only swards on dairy cow feeding behaviour, rumen characteristics and sward depletion patterns. Livestock Science 169: 48-62.

 

Egan M., Hennessy D. and Lewis E. (2016) The in-situ ruminal degradation characteristics of a perennial ryegrass and mixed perennial ryegrass and white clover swards. In: Proceedings of the 26th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, The multiple role of grasslands in the European bio economy, Trondheim, Norway 4-8 September 2016, 206-209.

 

Egan M., Lynch M.B. and Hennessy D. (2015) Herbage and milk production from a grass only and grass/white clover swards in an intensive grass based system. In: Proceedings of the European Grassland Federation, Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems, 2015, 13-15th June 2015, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

 

Egan, M., Lynch, M.B. McAuliffe, S. and Hennessy, D. (2015). Dairy cow milk production and herbage production in a high stocking rate grass based system from fertilised grass clover swards. In: Agricultural Research Forum 2015, 9th and 10th March, pp. 50.

 

Egan, M., Lynch, M.B. and Hennessy, D. (2015). Effect of white clover seed inclusion rates with tetraploid, diploid and mixed perennial ryegrass under simulated and animal grazing. In: Agricultural Research Forum 2015, 9th and 10th March, pp. 137.

 

Egan M., Lynch M.B. and Hennessy D. (2014) Potential of fertilized grass clover swards to produce adequate herbage to support dairy cow milk production in high stocking rate grass based systems. In: Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, EGF at 50: The Future of European Grasslands, Aberystwyth, Wales 7-11 September 2014, 19: 677-679.

 

Egan M., Enriquez-Hidalgo D., Gilliland T., Lynch M.B. and Hennessy D. (2014) Grass only and grass-white clover (Trifolium repens L.) swards: herbage production and white clover performance. In: Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, EGF at 50: The Future of European Grasslands, Aberystwyth, Wales 7-11 September 2014, 19: 783-785.

 

Egan M., Lynch M.B. and Hennessy D. (2014) Potential of fertilised grass white clover swards to produce adequate herbage to support dairy cow milk production in high stocking rate grass based systems. In: Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2014: Hamilton New Zealand, 19 -21 November 2014: 276-279

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