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Brendan Horan

Research Officer - Grassland Science

Research Interests

I am Principal Research Officer and project leader with responsibility for the development and implementation of grassland science multi-year farm systems research projects at Curtins Farm, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork and Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.

Current Projects

  • The Multi-milk Research Project is evaluating the performance of perennial ryegrass, perennial ryegrass white clover and multispecies swards on the productivity and economic and environmental sustainability of spring calving pasture-based dairy systems.
  • The Everycalf Project is evaluating the potential for profitable dairy calf to beef systems in collaboration with commercial rearing farmers in the Border Midlands and Western region of Ireland.
  • The DairyF2F Project is evaluating the transition to lower chemical Nitrogen dairy systems in the Border Midlands Western Region of Ireland.


Executive MBA, University College Cork 2011
PhD in Dairy Science, University College Dublin 2004
Higher Diploma in Business Studies, Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin 2001
Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University College Dublin 2000