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John Shortall

Walsh Fellow

Research Interests

Optimising milk production, milking efficiency and grass utilisation within automatic milking systems

Education

Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University College Dublin

  • Shortall, J., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’Brien, B. (2015). The effect of reducing milking frequency in mid lactation on milk production and cow traffic in an automatic milking system integrated with grazing. Agricultural Research Forum, p.109.
  • Foley, C., Shortall, J. and O’Brien, B. (2015). Strategies to improve cow traffic and milk yield in late lactation for an automated milking system integrated with grazing. Agricultural Research Forum, p.110.
  • Shortall, J., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’Brien, B. (2015). Preliminary measures of labour input on farms with conventional and automatic milking systems. In: Proceedings of the XXXVI CIOSTA & CIGR Section V Conference 2015.
  • Shortall, J., O’Driscoll, K., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’Brien, B. (2015). Effect of milking frequency on hoof health and locomotion scores of cows in a pasture based AMS. In: Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of European Association of Animal Production, p.333.
  • Foley, C., Shortall, J. and O’Brien, B. (2015). Transient effect of two milking permission levels on milking frequency in an AMS with grazing. In: Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of European Association of Animal Production, p.335.
  • O’Brien, B., Foley, C., Shortall, J. (2015). Automatic milking within a grass based dairy farming system. In: Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of European Association of Animal Production, p.334.
  • O’Brien, B., Foley, C., Shortall, J., Shalloo, L. (2015). An economic appraisal of automatic and conventional milking within a grass based seasonal milk production system. In: Proceedings of Precision Livestock Farming ’15, p21.
  • Foley, C., Shortall, J. and O’Brien, B. (2015). Milk production, cow traffic and milking duration at different milking frequencies in an automated milking system integrated with grazing. In: Proceedings of Precision Livestock Farming ’15, p40.
  • Shortall, J., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’Brien, B. (2015). A comparison of the labour requirements on Irish dairy farms with automatic and conventional milking systems integrated with grazing. In: Proceedings of Precision Livestock Farming ’15, p774.