Emer KennedyResearch Officer
- Grazing management
- Early lactation management of dairy cows
- Calf rearing
- Replacement heifer management
- Novel methodologies to rapidly predict dry matter intake
- Rearing dairy calves in the post quota era
- Increasing the resilience of Irish dairying through improved dairy cow nutrition in early lactation
- Development, calibration and validation of feed intake methodology to rapidly screen dairy, beef and sheep for feed intake and efficiency
PhD in Animal Science, University College Dublin (2006)
Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University College Dublin (2003)
July 2016 – present Senior Research Officer (Teagasc)
Nov.2013 – June 2016 Research Officer (Teagasc)
July - December 2012 Sabbatical – Dept. Primary Industries, Ellinbank, Australia
July 2008 – Nov.2013 Research Technologist (Teagasc)
Nov. 2006 – July 2008 Post Doctoral Researcher (Teagasc)
Oct 2003 – Oct 2006 Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, NUI, Dublin
Cummins C., I. Lorenz, and E. Kennedy (2017) The effect of storage conditions over time on bovine colostral immunoglobulin G concentration, bacteria, and pH. Journal of Dairy Science 100:525-535
Lawrence, D. C., M. O'Donovan, T. M. Boland, and E. Kennedy (2017) Effects of autumn and spring defoliation management on the dry‐matter yield and herbage quality of perennial ryegrass swards throughout the year. Grass and Forage Science. 72:38-49.
Wright, M. M., M. J. Auldist, E. Kennedy, N. Galvin, F. R. Dunshea, and W. J. Wales (2017) Dry matter intake and feeding behaviour of grazing dairy cows offered a mixed ration with or without canola meal. Animal Production Science. 57:1277-1282.
J. Heard, M. Hannah, C. Ho, E. Kennedy, P. Doyle, J. Jacobs and B. Wales (2017) Predicting milk responses to cereal based supplements in grazing dairy cows. Animal Production Science 57:746-759
Cummins C., D. P. Berry, R. Sayers , I. Lorenz and E. Kennedy (2016) Questionnaire identifying management practices surrounding calving on spring-calving dairy farms and their associations with herd size and herd expansion. Animal 10: 868-877
Lawrence D., M. O’Donovan, T. M. Boland , E. Lewis and E. Kennedy (2016) An examination of two concentrate allocation strategies which are based on the early lactation milk yield of autumn calving Holstein Friesian cows. Animal 10:796-804
Sayers R.G., A.E. Kennedy, L. Krump, G.P. Sayers and E. Kennedy (2016) An observational study using blood gas analysis to assess neonatal calf diarrhea and subsequent recovery with a European Commission-compliant oral electrolyte solution. Journal of Dairy Science 99:4647-4655
Cummins, C., I. Lorenz, and E. Kennedy (2016) Short communication: The effect of storage conditions over time on bovine colostral immunoglobulin G concentration, bacteria, and pH. Journal of Dairy Science. 99:4857-486
Creighton P., E. Kennedy, D. Hennessy and M. O’Donovan (2016) Impacts of Sward Renewal Method with Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne) on Dry Matter Yield, Tiller Density and Nitrate Leaching. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 684-694
Kennedy, E., E. Lewis, J. P. Murphy, N. Galvin, and M. O’Donovan. (2015). Production parameters of autumn-calving cows offered either a total mixed ration or grazed grass plus concentrate during early lactation. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:7917-7929.
Crosse, M., M. O’Donovan, T. M. Boland, L. Delaby, E. Ganche, and E. Kennedy. (2015). Using post-grazing sward height to impose dietary restrictions of varying duration in early lactation: its effects on spring-calving dairy cow production. Animal. 9:592-603.
Ganche, E., M. O'Donovan, L. Delaby, T. M. Boland, and E. Kennedy. (2015). Does post-grazing sward height influence sward characteristics, seasonal herbage dry-matter production and herbage quality? Grass and Forage Science. 70:130-143
Hogan, I., Doherty, M., Fagan, J., Kennedy, E., Conneely, M., Brady, P., Ryan, C. and Lorenz, I. (2015). Comparison of rapid laboratory tests for failure of passive transfer in the bovine. Irish Veterinary Journal 68:18
Lawrence, D. C., M. O’Donovan, T. M. Boland, E. Lewis, and E. Kennedy. (2015). The effect of concentrate feeding amount and feeding strategy on milk production, dry matter intake, and energy partitioning of autumn-calving Holstein-Friesian cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:338-348
O’Driscoll, K., E. Lewis, and E. Kennedy. (2015). Effect of feed allowance at pasture on lying behaviour and locomotory ability of dairy cows. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 166:25-34
McParland, S., E. Kennedy, E. Lewis, S. G. Moore, B. McCarthy, M. O’Donovan, and D. P. Berry. (2015). Genetic parameters of dairy cow energy intake and body energy status predicted using mid-infrared spectrometry of milk. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:1310-1320.