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Brian McCarthy

Research Officer

Research Interests

Stocking rate and calving date
Grass ploidy and clover in grazing systems
Animal nutrition
Grazing management and decision support tools

Current Projects

The effect of tetraploid and diploid swards sown with and without clover on milk production. Evaluation and modification of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein system for Irish dairy cows in pasture-based systems

Education

PhD in Agricultural Science University College Dublin
Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Animal and Crop Production) University College Dublin

McCarthy, B., Delaby, L., Pierce, K.M., McCarthy, J., Fleming, C., Brennan, A. and Horan B. 2016. The multi-year cumulative impacts of alternative stocking rate and grazing management practices on pasture productivity and utilization efficiency. Journal of Dairy Science 99: 3784–3797.

McCarthy, J., McCarthy, B., Horan, B., Pierce, K.M., Galvin, N., Brennan, A. and Delaby, L. 2014. Effect of stocking rate and calving date on dry matter intake, milk production, body weight, and body condition score in spring-calving, grass-fed dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 97: 1693-1706.

McCarthy, B., Delaby, L., Pierce, K.M., Brennan, A. and Horan, B. (2013). The Effect of Stocking Rate and Calving Date on milk production of Holstein-Friesian Dairy Cows. Livestock Science 153: 123-134.

McCarthy, B., L. Delaby, K. M. Pierce, F. Journot and B. Horan. 2011. Meta-analysis of the impact of stocking rate on the productivity of pasture-based milk production systems. Animal 5, 784-794.

McCarthy, B., K. M. Pierce, L. Delaby, A. Brennan and B. Horan. 2012. The effect of stocking rate and calving date on reproductive performance, body state, metabolic and health parameters of Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 95, 1337-1348.

McCarthy, B., K. M. Pierce, L. Delaby, A. Brennan, C. Fleming and B. Horan. 2012. The effect of stocking rate and calving date on grass production, utilisation and nutritive value of the sward during the grazing season. Accepted by Grass and Forage Science.

McCarthy, B., L. Delaby, K. M. Pierce, A. Brennan and B. Horan. 2012. The effect of stocking rate and calving date on milk production of Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Accepted by Livestock Science.

McCarthy, B., K. M. Pierce, L. Delaby, A. Brennan and B. Horan. 2011. The effect of stocking rate and calving date on reproductive performance, body state, metabolic, health and welfare parameters of Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Proceedings of the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science. New Orleans, USA, July, 2011.

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