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Stephen Moore

Research Technologist – Reproductive Physiology

Research Interests

  • Aetiology, treatment, prediction, and prevention of uterine disease
  • Application of reproductive technologies in health and fertility management
  • Strategies to increase reproductive performance
  • Genetic control of dairy cow reproduction

Current Projects

  • Dairy-Beef Integration: Accelerating genetic gain and improving beef output from dairy herds
  • Next Gen Deep Phen
  • Multi-Repro
  • MICROBE: Metagenomic investigation of cow reproductive biology and ecology


  • Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology (2014) University College Dublin
  • B.Agr.Sc. (2010) University College Dublin


Moore SG, Hamilton SA, Molina-Coto R, Mayo LM, Rodrigues RO, Leiva T, Poock SE, Lucy MC (2021). Reproductive performance of early- and late-calving dairy cows artificially inseminated after ovulation synchronization and estrous resynchronization or artificially inseminated after observed estrus. JDS Communications. doi.org/10.3168/jdsc.2020-0035.

Moore SG, Aublet V, Butler ST (2021). Monitoring estrous activity in pasture-based dairy cows. Theriogenology. 160:90-94. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.11.002.

Drake E, Holden SA, Aublet V, Doyle RC, Millar C, Moore SG, Maicas C, Randi F, Cromie AR, Lonergan P, Butler ST (2020).

Evaluation of delayed timing of artificial insemination with sex-sorted sperm on pregnancy per artificial insemination in seasonal-calving, pasture-based lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 103(12):12059-12068. doi: 10.3168/jds.2020-18847.

Molina-Coto R, Moore SG, Mayo LM, Lamberson WR, Poock SE, Lucy MC (2020). Ovarian function and the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy in dairy cows with and without evidence of postpartum uterine disease. J Dairy Sci. 103(11):10715-10727. doi: 10.3168/jds.2020-18694.

Stratman TJ, Poock SE, Moore SG, Lucy MC (2020). Growth of the conceptus from days 33 to 45 of pregnancy is similar for heifers and lactating cows and not associated with circulating glucose, insulin, IGF1 or progesterone concentrations.Anim Reprod Sci. 216:106463. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2020.106463.

Poock SE, Melendez P, Caldeira MO, Moore SG, Mayo LM, Molina-Coto R, Lucy MC (2020). Evaluation of cervical and uterine size, at 4 weeks postpartum, as a predictor of subsequent fertility in Jersey cattle. Reprod Domest Anim. 55(8):915-921. doi: 10.1111/rda.13702.

Moore SG, Ericsson AC, Behura SK, Lamberson WR, Evans TJ, McCabe MS, Poock SE, Lucy MC (2019). Concurrent and long-term associations between the endometrial microbiota and endometrial transcriptome in postpartum dairy cows.BMC Genomics. 20(1):405. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5797-8.

Moore SG, Cummins SB, Mamo S, Lonergan P, Fair T, Butler ST (2019). Genetic merit for fertility traits in Holstein cows: VI. Oocyte developmental competence and embryo development.J Dairy Sci. 102(5):4651-4661. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-15813.

Melendez P, Poock SE, Pithua P, Pinedo P, Manriquez D, Moore SG, Neal JD, Taylor JF 2019. Genome-wide study to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with visceral and subcutaneous fat deposition in Holstein dairy cows. Animal. 13(3):487-494. doi: 10.1017/S1751731118001519.

Melendez P, Whitney M, Williams F, Pinedo P, Manriquez D, Moore SG, Lucy MC, Pithua P, Poock SE (2018). Technical note: Evaluation of fine needle aspiration cytology for the diagnosis of fatty liver in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci. 101(5):4483-4490. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-13346.