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Laurence Shalloo

Research Officer

Research Interests

Milk pricing strategies
Seasonality of milk production
Beef production systems

Current Projects

Development of farming systems for the future RMIS 5668
Development of a Benchmarking system to increase the sustainability of Irish Dairy Farmers RMIS 5799
Development of an integrated farm and processing sector model for the Irish Dairy Industry RSF 07518

Education

Ph.D. in Animal science and Agribusiness and Rural Development. University College Dublin
Bachelor of Agriculture Science, University College Dublin

Scientific Publications (peer viewed)

Creighton, P., Kennedy, E., Shalloo, L., Boland, T.M. and O'Donovan, M. (2011). A survey analysis of grassland dairy farming in Ireland, investigating grassland management, technology adoption and sward renewal. Grass and Forage Science 66: 251-264 ISSN 0142-5242 


Crosson, P., Shalloo, L., O'Brien, D., Lanigan, Gary, Foley, P.A., Boland, T.M. and Kenny, D.A. (2011). A review of whole farm systems models of greenhouse gas emissions from beef an dairy cattle production systems. Animal Feed Science and Technology doi : 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.04.00

Finneran, E., Crosson, P., O'Kiely, P., Shalloo, L., Forristal, P.D. and Wallace, M. (2011). Stochastic simulation of the cost of home-produced feeds for ruminant livestock systems. Journal of Agricultural Science 150: 123-139 ISSN 0021-8596

McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L. (2011). Development and application of an economic ranking index for perennial ryegrass cultivars. Journal of Dairy Science 94: 1627-1639 ISSN 0022-0302

McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L. (2011). Capturing the economic benefit of Lolium perenne cultivar performance. Irish Journal of Agricultural & Food Research 50: 83-98 ISSN 0791-6833

O'Brien, D., Shalloo, L., Buckley, F., Horan, B., Grainger, C. and Wallace, M. (2011). The effect of methodology on estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from grass-based dairy systems. Agriculture Eco Systems & Environment 141 : 39-48 ISSN 0167-8809

O'Donnell, S., Horan, B., Butler, A.M. and Shalloo, L. (2011). A survey of the factors affecting the future intentions of Irish dairy farmers. Journal of Agricultural Science 149 : 647-654 ISSN 0021-8596

Patton, D., Shalloo, L., Pierce, K.M. and Horan, B. (2011). A biological and economic comparison of two pasture-based production systems on a wetland drumlin soil in the northern region of Ireland.Journal of Dairy Science 95: 484-495 ISSN 0022-0302

Ryan, W., Hennessy, D., Murphy, J.J., Boland, T.M. and Shalloo, L. (2011). A model of nitrogen efficiency in contrasting grass-based dairy systems. Journal of Dairy Science 94: 1032-1044 ISSN 0022-0302

Shalloo, L., Creighton, P. and O'Donovan, M. (2011). The economics of reseeding on a dairy farm. Irish Journal of Agricultural & Food Research 50: 113-122 ISSN 0791-6833

Butler, S., Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. (2010). Extended lactations in a seasonal-calving pastoral system of production to modulate the effects of reproductive failure. Journal of Dairy Science 93:1283-1295 ISSN 0022-0302.

Finneran, E., Crosson, P., Wallace, M., O'Kiely, P., Forristal, P.D. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Simulation modelling of the cost of production and utilizing feeds for ruminants on Irish farms. Journal of Farm Management 14:95-116.

Geary, U., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Garrick, D.J. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Development and application of a processing model for the Irish dairy industry. Journal of Dairy Science 93: 5091-5100 ISSN 0022-0302.

Minchin, W., Buckley, F, Kenny, D.A., Monahan, F.J., Shalloo, L. and O'Donovan, M. (2010). An evaluation of over-wintering feeding strategies prior to finishing at pasture for cull dairy cows on live animal performance, carcass and meat quality characteristics. Meat Science 85 : 385-393 ISSN 0309-1740.

Minchin, W., O'Donovan, M., Buckley, F, Kenny, D.A. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Development of a decision support tool to evaluate the financial implications of cull cow finishing under different feeding strategies. Journal of Agricultural Science 148: 433-443 ISSN 0021-8596.

O'Brien, D., Shalloo, L., Grainger, C., Buckley, F, Horan, B. and Wallace, M. (2010). The influence of strain of Holstein-Friesian cow and feeding system on greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science 93:3390-3402 ISSN 0022-0302.

Hennessy, T., Shrestha, S., Shalloo, L. and Wallace, M (2009). The Inefficiencies of Regionalised Milk Quota Trade. Journal of Agricultural Economics. 60 (2) 334-347.

Minchin, W., Buckley, F, Kenny, D.A., Keane, M.G., Shalloo, L. and O'Donovan, M. (2009). Prediction of cull cow carcass characteristics from live weight and body condition score measured pre slaughter. Irish Journal of Agricultural & Food Research 48:75-86 ISSN 0791-6833

Minchin, W., O'Donovan, M., Kenny, D.A., Monahan, F.J., Shalloo, L. and Buckley, F (2009). Effect of grass silage and concentrate based finishing strategies on cull dairy cow performance and carcass and meat quality characteristics. Meat Science 81: 93-101 ISSN 0309-1740

N. Lopez-Villalobos, D.P. Berry, B. Horan, F. Buckley, J. Kennedy, M. O’Donovan, L. Shalloo, P. Dillon 2008. Genetics of residual energy intake in Irish Grazing dairy cows. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 68: 97-101. Minchin W., O’ Donovan, M., Shalloo L., Kenny, D. and, Buckley, F. 2008. Effect of Grass Silage and Concentrate Based Finishing Strategies on Cull Dairy Cow Performance, Carcass and Meat Quality Characteristics. Meat Science 81 93-101

Dillon, P., Hennessy, T, Shalloo L., Thorne F. and Horan, B. 2008. Future Outlook for the Irish Dairy Industry: A study of International Competitiveness, Influence of International Trade Reform and Requirement for Change. International Journal of Dairy Technology, Vol 61 (1) 16-29

Lovett, D.K., Shalloo L., Dillon, P. and O’Mara, F.P. 2008. Greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral based dairying systems: the effect of uncertainty and management change under two contrasting production systems. Livestock Science 116 260-274.

McCarthy, S., Horan B., Dillon, P., O’Connor P., Rath, M. and Shalloo, L. 2007. Economic comparison of divergent strains of Holstein Friesian cows in various Pasture-based production systems. Journal of Dairy Science (90) page 1493-1505.

Evans, R.D., Wallace, M., Shalloo L., Garrick, D.J. and Dillon, P. 2006. Financial implications of recent declines in reproduction and survival of Holstein-Friesian cows in spring-calving Irish dairy herds. Agricultural Systems 89, Pages 165-183.

Lovett, D.K., Shalloo, L., Dillon, P. and O’Mara F.P. 2006. A systems approach to quantify greenhouse gas fluxes from pastoral dairy production as affected by management regime. Agricultural Systems 88, Issues 2-3, Pages 156-179.

Hennessey, T., Shalloo, L., and Dillon, P. 2005. The economic implications of complying with a limit on organic Nitrogen in a decoupled policy environment – An Irish Case study. Journal of Farm Management, Vol 12, No. 6 Pages 297-312.

Shalloo, L., P. Dillon, M. Rath and M. Wallace 2004. Description and validation of the Moorepark Dairy Systems Model (MDSM). Journal of Dairy Science (87) page 1945-1959.

Shalloo, L., Dillon P., O’Loughlin J., Rath M. and M. Wallace. 2004. Comparison of a pasture based system of milk production on a high rainfall, heavy clay soil with that on a lower rainfall, free draining soil. Grass and Forage Science (59) page 157-168.

Shalloo, L., Kennedy, J., Wallace, M., Rath M. and Dillon, P. 2004. Modelling the influence of cow genetic potential for milk production and concentrate supplementation level on the profitability of pasture based systems under different EU milk quota scenarios. Journal of Agricultural Science (142) page 357-369.

Shalloo, L., Dillon P., Rath, M. and Wallace, M. 2004. The Luxembourg common agricultural policy reform agreement: Irish dairy farmers development options. Journal of farm management Vol 12, No. 2 Pages 91-104.

Evans, R.D., Dillon, P., Shalloo L., Wallace, M., and Garrick, D.J. 2004. An economic comparison of dual-purpose and Holstein Friesian cow breeds in a seasonal grass-based system under different milk production scenarios. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 43: 1-16.

Other Scientific Publications

 Lewis, E., Deighton, M., O'Loughlin, B., O'Neill, B., Wims, C., O'Brien, D., Buckley, F., Shalloo, L. and O'Donovan, M. (2011). Towards reduced methane from grass-based Irish milk production systems. In: Emissionen der Tierhaltung, Kloster Banz, Bad Staffelstein, 06-Dec-2011, 166-177 


McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Capturing the economic benefit of Lolium perenne cultivar performance. In: Grasses for the Future Conference, Silver Springs & Moorepark, Co, 14-Oct-2010, 119-138.

Geary, U., Shalloo, L., Garrick, D.J. and Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2010). Development of a milk processing sector model. (Abstract) IDF World Dairy Summit www.wds2010.com/posters/all

Ryan, W., Hennessy, D., Boland, T. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Nitrogen balances for three strains of dairy cows and contrasting intensive grassland systems. (Abstract) European Grassland Federation 15 : 1067-1069.

Schulte, R., Shalloo, L. , Lalor, S., Hoekstra, N., Richards, K., Lanigan, Gary, Fenton, O., Tunney, H., Dillon, P.G. and Culleton, N. (2009). The good, the bad and the ugly: which strategies for N-efficiency in grassland systems cay pay their keep?. In: 16th Nigrogen Workshop-Connecting different scales of nitrogen use in agriculture, Turin, Italy, 28-Jun-2009, 563-564

Dillon, P., Roche, J.R., Shalloo, L. and Horan, B. 2005. Optimizing financial returns from grazing in temperate pastures. XX International Grassland Congress, Cork Satellite, July 4th – 6th Page 131.

O'Brien, B., Shalloo, L., Gleeson, D. and O'Donovan, K. 2006. Labour and economic aspects of dairy farming. In: EAAP - 57th Annual Meeting, Antalya, turkey, 17-Sep-2006, p.256 12951 A2

Crosse, S, Dillon, P, Culleton, N, Burke, JI, O’Riordan, E, Schulte, RPO, Coulter, BS, Carton, OT, Murphy, J, Humphreys, J, Shalloo, L, Hackett, R, Tunney, H, Richards, K, Hyde, B, Lynch, B, Martin, M, Regan, S, Keogan, B, MacMahon, G, Hennessy, M, O’Toole L, O’Reilly, C, Burke D, 2006. Submission in Relation to Phosphorus and Nitrogen Recommendation, Intensive Agricultural Enterprises and Apparent Anomalies in the Context of the Statutory Instrument 788-2005. Teagasc submission to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Dillon, P., Fingleton, B., McCarthy, D., O’Dywer, T. and Shalloo, L. 2004. Milk quota pricing and policy in a decoupled milk price environment. Discussion document presented to the Irish Dairy Industry in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise on May 26th.

Dillon P., Hennessy T. and Shalloo L. 2003. A perspective for the Dairy Industry 2010. Paper presented to a Industry Dairy Summit September 2003.

McCarthy, S., Horan, B., Dillon, P., O’Connor, P., Rath, M. and Shalloo, L. 2007. Economic comparison of divergent strains of Holstein Friesian cows in various Pasture-based production systems. International Farm Management Association Conference. 15-20 July. University College Cork. Page 95.

Minchin, W., O’ Donovan, M., Kenny D., Buckley F. and Shalloo, L. 2007. An economic evaluation of four fattening strategies for cull cows. International Farm Management Association Conference. 15-20 July. University College Cork. Page 78.

Shalloo, L., Dillon, P.,’O Loughlin, J., Rath, M. and Wallace, M. 2005. Comparison of a pasture-based system of milk production on a high rainfall, heavy-clay soil with that on a lower rainfall free draining soil. XX International Grassland Congress, Dublin, June 26th –July 1st Page 163.

Shalloo, L., Dillon, P. and Murphy, J.J. 2005. A comparison of three systems of milk production with different land use strategies XX International Grassland Congress, Cork Satellite, July 4th – 6th Page 236.

Lovett, D.K., Shalloo, L., Dillon, P. and O’Mara, F.P. 2005. The effect of soil type and climate on modelled greenhouse gas emissions derived from pasture based milk production systems. XX International Grassland Congress, Dublin, June 26th –July 1st Page 578.

Lovett, D.K., Shalloo, L., Dillon, P. and O’Mara, F.P. 2005. The effect of dairy cow genotype on modeled greenhouse gas emissions derived from pasture based milk production systems. XX International Grassland Congress, Dublin, June 26th –July 1st Page 579.

Lovett, D.K., Shalloo, L., Dillon, P. and O’Mara, F.P. 2005. The effect of dairy cow genotype on modeled greenhouse gas emissions derived from pasture based milk production systems. GHG emissions conference Zurich, Germany, September

Butler, S.T., Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. 2006. An evaluation of extended lactation as a strategy to alleviate reproductive loss in a seasonal pasture-based system. ADSA.

Technical Publications

 Buckley, F., Archbold, H., Shalloo, L., Kennedy, E. and Pierse, K. (2011). The effect of body weight at mating start date on pubertal rate of maiden heifers and implications for subsequent cow performance and profitability. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p.168 


Geary, U. and Shalloo, L.(2011). The impact of seasonality on dairy industry returns. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.73

Geary, U., Begley, N., McCoy, F., O’Brien, B., O’Grady, L and Shalloo, L.Estimating the impact of mastitis and high somatic cell count on the profitability of Irish dairy farms. International Conference on Udder Health and Communications, Utrecht, 2011. p. 221-228

Geary, U., Shalloo, L., O’Brien, B., McCoy, F. and O’Grady, L. 2011. The impact of mastitis on farm profitability. TResearch. Vol 6: Number 4. Winter 2011. p. 22-23.

Shalloo, L. and Geary, U. Milk payment systems. 2011. Teagasc Dairy Manual, A best practice manual for Ireland’s dairy farmers. p.179-182.

Geary, U., Begley, N., McCoy, F., O’Brien, B., O’Grady, L and Shalloo, L.Estimating the impact of mastitis on the profitability of Irish dairy farms. British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) Congress 2011, 24-26 November. Southport, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.

Geary, U., Begley, N., McCoy, F., O’Brien, B., O’Grady, L and Shalloo, L.The impact of mastitis on the profitability of Irish dairy farms. Animal Health Ireland, Economics Workshop. Training and Conference Centre, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

Geary, U., Begley, N., McCoy, F., O’Brien, B., O’Grady, L and Shalloo, L.Estimating the impact of mastitis and high somatic cell count on the profitability of Irish dairy farms. The Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work Annual Meeting. Sept 30th 2011. Carrickdale Hotel, Louth.

Hurtado-Uria, C., Hennessy, D., Shalloo, L., Delaby, L. and O'Connor, D. (2011). Meteorological factors influencing grass growth in the south of Ireland. In: The British Grassland Society Tenth Research Conference, Belfast, 20-Sep-2011, pg. 25-26

Hurtado-Uria, C., Hennessy, D., Shalloo, L., Schulte, R., Delaby, L. and O'Connor, D. (2011). Predicting weekly grass growth: accuracy of three models. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p. 139

Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A. and Wallace, M. (2011). The effect of key management factors on technical, allocative and economic efficiency of Irish dairy farms. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.76

Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A. and Wallace, M. (2011). An application of DEA to measure technical efficiency on a sample of Irish dairy farms combined. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.75

Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A. and Wallace, M. An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure Technical Efficiency on a Sample of Irish Dairy Farms. Ewepa Conference Verona Italy June 2011. p. 207-208.

Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A. and Wallace, M. An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure Technical Efficiency on a Sample of Irish Dairy Farms. EAAP Conference Stravanger Norway August.

Kennedy, E., Shalloo, L.and Buckley, F. (2011). Optimising replacement heifer performance. In: everyday farm practices. In: Positive Farmers Dairy Conference, Co. Limerick, 20-Jan-2011, p. 34

Lewis, E., O'Donovan, M., Kennedy, E., O'Neill, B. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Feeding the dairy cow in Spring : supplementation requirements and responses. In: National Dairy Conference, The Irish Dairy Industry: To 2015 and Beyond, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, 16-Nov-2011, p. 71-81

McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Economic index for ranking perennial ryegrass cultivars. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p.143

O'Brien, D., Shalloo, L., Patton, J., Grainger, C. and Wallace, M. (2011). A life cycle assessment of seasonal grass-based and confinement total mixed ration dairy farms. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.44

O'Neill, B., Lewis, E., O'Donovan, M., Shalloo, L., Galvin, N., Mulligan, J., Boland, T.M. and Delagarde, R. (2011). The prediction of grass dry matter intake for grazing Irish dairy cows. In: Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Seminar, RDS, Dublin, 08-Nov-2011, p. 56

O'Neill, B.F., Lewis, E., O'Donovan, M., Shalloo, L., Boland, T.M., Mulligan, F.J. and Delagarde, R. (2011). Investigation of the relationship between bodyweight and grass dry matter intake in Irish dairy cows. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.78

O'Neill, B.F., Lewis, E., O'Donovan, M., Shalloo, L., Boland, T.M., Mulligan, F.J. and Delagarde, R. (2011). Evaluation of the GrazeIn model of grass dry matter intake and milk production for Irish grass-based production systems. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p. 137

Patton, D., Shalloo, L., Pierce, K.M. and Horan, B. (2011). A comparison of alternative intensive Irish pasture based systems of spring milk production on a wetland drumlin soil in the Border Midlands West Region of Ireland. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p. 140

Ryan, W., Hennessy, D. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Nitrogen balances for grass based dairy production systems at different stocking rates. In: The British Grassland Society Tenth Research Conference, Belfast, 20-Sep-2011, pg. 109-110

French, P. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Planning for 2015 - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 10- 16 ISBN

Geary, U. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Modelling milk processing - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 53 - 54 ISBN

McCarthy, B., Shalloo, L.and Geary, U. (2011). The Grass €alculator. Teagasc IE p. 1 - 32 ISBN

O'Brien, D. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Greehouse gas emissions from dairy systems - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 120 - 121 ISBN

O'Loughlin, J., Maher, J., Courtney, G. and Shalloo, L.(2011). Teagasc heavy soils dairy programme - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 78

Shalloo, L. and Phelan, F. (2011). Financial planning for expansion - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 93 - 95 ISBN

Shalloo, L., O'Loughlin, J. and Long, M. (2011). Update on the Greenfield dairy farm - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 96 - 100 ISBN

Shalloo, L., O'Loughlin, J. and Long, M. (2011). The Greenfield business plan. Teagasc Greenfield Dairy Programme. Kilkenny Greenfield Open Day 4/5/11. Teagasc IE p. 6-18 ISBN

Shalloo, L., O'Loughlin, J., Ahern, K. and McNamara, J. (2011). Shinagh Greenfield dairy farm projections. Teagasc Greenfield Dairy Programme Shinagh Dairy Farm Open Day on 25/8/11. Teagasc IE p. 4-14 ISBN

Geary, U. and Shalloo, L. (2010). A milk processing sector model for Ireland. TResearch 5 (4) p. 28 ISSN 1649-8917.

Schulte, R., Gibson, M., Fealy, R., Lanigan, Gary and Shalloo, L. (2010). A Climate for Change: Opportunities for Carbon-Efficient Farming. Tresearch 5(3): 8-9 ISSN 1649-8917.

Crosson, P., Foley, D.A., Shalloo, L., O'Brien, D. and Kenny, D.A. (2010). Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish beef and dairy production systems. In: Proceedings of the BSAS and the Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p350.

Geary, U., Shalloo, L. and Lopez, N. (2010). Development of a dairy processing sector model for the Irish dairy industry. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 335.

Hurtado-Uria, C., Hennessy, D., Shalloo, L., Schulte, R. and O'Connor, D. (2010). An evaluation of grass growth models for use in perennial ryegrass swards in Ireland. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 327.

McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L. (2010). Evaluating the economic performance of grass varieties. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 328.

O'Brien, D., Shalloo, L., Grainger, C., Buckley, F, Horan, B. and Wallace, M. (2010). The influence of strain of Holstein-Friesian cow and feeding systems on greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral dairy farms. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 73.

Prendiville, R., Shalloo, L., Pierce, K.M. and Buckley, F (2010). Animal performance and economic implications of Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and Jersey x Holstein-Friesian cows under seasonal pasture based systems. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 299.

Ryan, W., Hennessy, D., Shalloo, L., Murphy, J.J. and Boland, T. (2010). Farm system N balances for contrasting intensive grassland dairy production systems. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 30-Dec-1899, p. 323.

French, P., Van Bysterveldt, A., Shalloo, L. and Horan, B. (2010). Greenfield farm design. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update:Greenfield Site Open Day, Series No. 12 on 19th & 20th January. Teagasc IE p 51-62.

Shalloo, L., Donworth, J. and Savage, P. (2010). Breeding and Management Technologies to Increase Farm Profit:Key factors for dairy farm efficiency - Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update:Ballydague Research Farm, Series No. 13, 23rd March. Teagasc IE p. 4-9.

Shalloo, L., French, P., Horan, B. and Van Bysterveldt, A. (2010). Greenfield dairy farm projections - Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update:Greenfield Site Open Day, Series No. 12 on 19th & 20th January. Teagasc IE p. 7-18.

Shalloo, L., Horan, B. and Patton, D. (2010). Key factors for dairy farm efficiency- Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update-Series No. 14 on 6th May. Teagasc IE p. 4-12.

Creighton, P., Kennedy, E., Shalloo, L. , Boland, T. and O'Donovan, M. (2009). A survey analysis of grassland dairy farming in Ireland, and the factors affecting its success at farm level. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.76

Deighton, M., Shalloo, L. , O'Brien, D., O'Neill, B., O'Loughlin, J., Lewis, E. and O'Donovan, M. (2009). Grass : a greener alternative. In: National Dairy Conference, Mullingar & Killarney, 18-Nov-2009, p86-92

Finneran, E., Crosson, P., Wallace, M., O'Kiely, P., Shalloo, L. and Forristal, P.D. (2009). Development and application of the Grange crop Costing Model. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.67

Finneran, E., Crosson, P., Wallace, M., O'Kiely, P., Shalloo, L. and Forristal, P.D. (2009). Development and application of the Grange Feed Costing Model. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, 1

Kelly, E., Wallace, M. and Shalloo, L. (2009). A method to determine cost efficiency on Irish Dairy Farms over time. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.73

McEvoy, M., O'Donovan, M. and Shalloo, L. (2009). Evaluating the economic performance of grass varieties. In: National Dairy Conference, Mullingar & Killarney, 18-Nov-2009, p.79-85

Minchin, W., O'Donovan, M., Buckley, F, Kenny, D. and Shalloo, L. (2009). An evaluation of the financial implications of different finishing strategies for cull dairy cows. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.27

O'Loughlin, J., O'Donovan, M., Shalloo, L. and Kelly, F. (2009). Grass based milk production systems for regions of high rainfall and heavy clay soil types. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.102

Shalloo, L. (2009). Pushing the barriers on milk costs/outputs. In: National Dairy Conference, Mullingar & Killarney, 18-Nov-2009, p.19-39

Shalloo, L. and Keogh, B. (2009). Winter feedcostson dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Positive Farmers Conference, South Court Hotel, Limerick, 15-Jan-2009, p. 108-116

Shalloo, L. , O'Donnell, S. and Horan, B. (2009). Profitable dairying in Ireland in an increased EU Milk quota Scenario. In: Proceedings of the South Africa, Large Herds Conference, Drakensbery, South Africia, 23-Feb-2009, p.1

Shalloo, L. , O'Donnell, S. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Economic analysis of a rotary and herringbone parlour at different size of a dairy enterprise. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.70

Deighton, M., O'Brien, B., O'Loughlin, J., Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. (2009). Dairy greenhouse gas emissions-Irish Dairying New Thinking for Challenging times (Moorepark Open Day 2009). Teagasc IE pp. 118-120

French, P. and Shalloo, L. (2009). A new landscape for milk production-surviving 2009- Irish dairying new thinking for challenging times. Teagasc IE p.4-9

Keogh, B. and Shalloo, L. (2009). Forage crops to reduce winter feeding costs - Irish Dairying New Thinking for Challenging Times (Moorepark Open Day 2009). Teagasc IE pp. 110-112

O'Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Shalloo, L. (2009). Evaluation of on-farm labour saving strategies for optimisation of herd size that could be managed by one operator. Teagasc IE p1-32 EOPR

Schulte, R., Shalloo, L. , Lalor, S., Hoekstra, N., Richards, K., Lanigan, Gary, Fenton, O., Tunney, H., Dillon, P.G. and Culleton, N. (2009). The Erin Model: can nitrogen efficiency pay its keep? In: Ireland's Rural Environment: Research Highlights from Johnstown Castle. Teagasc IE p16-17 ISBN 1841705438

Schulte, R., Shalloo, L. , Lalor, S., Hoekstra, N., Richards, K., Lanigan, Gary, Fenton, O., Tunney, H., Dillon, P.G. and Culleton, N. (2009). The good, the bad and the ugly: which strategies for N-efficiency in grassland systems can pay their keep. Teagasc IE p103-104

Shalloo, L. (2009). Milk Price Volatility - Essential Requirements in Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Series No. 10 : Technologies to increase the efficiency of milk production in the BMW region. Teagasc IE p.15-18

Shalloo, L. and Barron, K. (2009). Milk Price Volatility - Essential Requirements in Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update on Solohead Open Day Series No. 11 : Using Clover to Cut Costs on Dairy and Beef Farms. Teagasc IE p.17-20

Shalloo, L. and Horan, B. 2008. The effect of mean calving date on farm profitability in a no quota scenario. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 12th and 13th March, 36

Horan, B., Shalloo, L. and Cahill, E. 2008. A comparison of the productivity and economic performance of teo contrasting pasture-based production systems in the Border Midlands West Region. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 12th and 13th March, 35

O’ Donnell, S., Shalloo, L., Butler, A.M. and Horan, B. 2008. A survey analysis of opportunties, challenges and limitations facing Irish dairy farmers. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 12th and 13th March, 42

Shalloo L. O’ Donnell S. and Horan B. 2007. Profitable dairying in an increased EU milk quota scenario. Exploiting the Freedom to milk. Teagasc National Dairy Conference 2007. Wednesday the 21st November and Thursday the 22nd November. Pages 20-45.

Shalloo, L. 2007. Increasing milk value. Irish Creamery Association annual conference 3rd April Montugue Hotel, Portlaoise.

Shalloo, L. 2007. Increasing milk value. Taking costly water out of milk. Irish Grassland association dairy conference 25th January in Silver Springs hotel, Cork.

Shalloo, L. and Dillon, P. 2006. Is milk quota worthless?. Exploiting the new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference South court Hotel and Wednesday 15th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 18th of November page 9-15.

Dillon, P., Hennessy, T., Shalloo L., Thorne, F. and Horan, B. 2006. Long term vision for the dairy industry?. Exploiting the new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference South court Hotel and Wednesday 15th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 18th of November page 16-34.

Shalloo, L. and Dillon, P. 2006. A comparison of three milk payment systems and their effect on milk price and overall milk receipts. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 15th March, p. 35

Butler, A.M., Wallace, M. and Shalloo, L. 2006. Modelling the effects of farm fragmentation on optimal dairy systems. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 15th March, p. 32

Butler, A.M., Wallace, M. and Shalloo, L. 2006. The effect of the Luxembourg agreement on dairy systems in contrasting environments. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 15th March, p. 34

Butler, S.T., Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J. 2006. An evaluation of extended lactations with a two year calving interval in a grass based system of production. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 15th March, p. 70.

Shalloo L., Dillon P. and Murphy J. 2005. A comparison of three systems of milk production with different land use strategies. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offally, March 14th and 15th, pp 45.

Shalloo, L., Kennedy J., Wallace M., Rath M. and Dillon P. 2005. The economic impact of cow genetic potential for milk production and concentrate supplementation level on the profitability of pasture based systems. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offally, March 14th and 15th, pp 104.

Shalloo, L. 2005. Stating the reality. A dairy industry for Ireland. Irish Grassland association dairy conference 20th September in Minella hotel, Clonmel.

Shalloo, L. and Kavanagh S. 2005. Dairy Industry - A view from Teagasc. Paper presented to Irish Grain and Feed Association annual conference, Burlington, Dublin 12, 17th November.

Horan B., Shalloo, L., McCarthy S., O’ Connor P. and Dillon P. 2005. The potential for profit – A review of the strain comparison study. A dairy industry for Ireland. Irish Grassland association dairy conference 20th September in Minella hotel, Clonmel.

Shalloo, L., Dillon P., Wallace, M. and Rath, M.. 2004. Modelling the impact of the Luxembourg Agreement on Irish Dairy Farms over the period 2004 to 2013. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offally, pp 32.

Shalloo, L., P. Dillon, T. Dwyer, D. McCarthy and B. Fingleton 2004. Quota Purchasing. What can dairy farmers afford to pay? The challenges for the future. Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference. Castleroy Park Hotel, Limerick 21st September Page 40- 53.

Shalloo, L., Dillon, P., Murphy, J., Kavanagh, S., O’ Dywer, T., Ramsbottom, G. and Doherty, J., 2004. Overcoming Constraints. Exploiting the new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference Rochestown Park Hotel and Wednesday 17th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 18th of November page 11-28.

Shalloo, L., Dillon, P., Rath, M. and Wallace, M. 2003. A dairy farm model for use in whole farm simulation. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offally, 3rd and 4th March, page. 45.

Dillon, P., Horan, B., and Shalloo, L. 2003. Pathways to increase profit. Dairying a new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference Rochestown Park Hotel and Wednesday 12th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 13th of November page 179-210.

Caldow, G., and Shalloo, L. 2003. Potential losses associated with herd infection with BVD and Johne’s Disease and an estimate of the cost of measures to Prevent Herd Infection for Irish Dairy Farms. Dairying a new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference Rochestown Park Hotel and Wednesday 12th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 13th of November page 110-133.

Kavanagh, S., Maher, J., Shalloo, L. and Kelly, F. 2003. Cost effective feeding systems for dairy cows. Dairying a new era. Teagasc National Dairy Conference Rochestown Park Hotel and Wednesday 12th of November and Slieve Russell hotel, Cavan Thursday 13th of November page 237-252.

Shalloo, L., Dillon, P., Rath, M. and Wallace, M. 2003. Development and use of the Moorepark Dairy Systems Model for use to analyse institutional and technical change in Dairy farming. In. Walsh Fellowship Seminar, RDS, Dublin, Nov 2003.

Shalloo, L., Crosse, S., Rath, M. and Wallace, M. 2002. Modelling the effects of weather variability (risk) on variable costs of milk production in Kilmaley, west Clare. In: Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Co. Offally, 11th-12th March, page 34.

Donnellan, T., Dillon, P., Shalloo, L., Hennessy, T. and Breen, J. 2002. A Dairy Farming Roadmap: Where now for Dairy Farmers? Countdown to Reform. Teagasc National Dairy Conference, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Thursday 21st of November page 13-51

Dillon, P., Shalloo, L. and Butler, A.M. 2005. Integrated modelling of dairy production systems under technical, environmental and economic scenarios. Teagasc End of Project Report 5062.

O’ Loughlin J., Kelly, F. and Shalloo, L. 2001. Development of grassland management systems for milk production in wet land situations. End of project report 4585.

Shalloo, L., Berry, D. and Dillon, P. 2006 Development of Economic values where land is a constraint. Irish Cattle Breeding Federation.

Shalloo, L., Berry, D. and Dillon, P. 2005 Development of Economic values for Winter Milk production. Irish Cattle Breeding Federation.

Berry, D.P., Shalloo, L., Olori, V.E. and Dillon, P. 2004. Revision of economic values for traits within the economic breeding index. Irish Cattle Breeding Federation.

Practical/Popular Publications

 Schulte, R., Lanigan, Gary, Donnellan, T., Shalloo, L., Farrelly, N., Finnan, J., Gibson, M., Boyle, G., Carton, O.T., Culleton, N., Fealy, R., Fitzgerald, J.J., Hanrahan, K., Humphreys, J., Kelly, P, Lalor, S., Maher, P., Murphy, P, Ni Fhlaithbheartaigh, (2011). Irish agriculture, greenhouse gas emission and climate change: Opportunities, obstacles and proposed solutions. Teagasc Oak Park, Carlow 28 Jan 2011 93 pages 


Shalloo, L., 2008. Should dairy buy milk quota? Irish Farmers Journal. September 25th 2008.

Shalloo, L. Key farm efficiency factors required for an expanding dairy Industry. 2008 Teagasc IE p. 18-21 ISSN Series 7

Dillon, P., Shalloo, L. and O’Brien B. 2007. Is the seasonality of Irish milk production a strength or a weakness. Irish Farmers Journal Supplement. December 8th

Shalloo, L. 2007. Paying for milk in Ireland. Irish Farmers Journal. October 27th 2007.

French, P, Shalloo, L., Donworth, J. and Horan, B. 2007. A roadmap for high profit dairy systems in the future. Teagasc IE p. 5-14 ISSN 1 84170 486 5 13710

Horan, B., Cahill, E., Kelly, F. and Shalloo, L. 2007. Recent developments in regional research. Teagasc IE p. 6-10 ISSN Series 6 13701

Shalloo, L. and Butler, A.M. 2007. How can dairy farmers make more money? Critical Components. Teagasc IE p. 22-26 ISSN Series 6 13703

Shalloo, L., O'Donnell, S. and Horan, B. 2007. Milk production after quotas. Teagasc IE p. 24-28 ISSN 1 84170 486 5 13711

Shalloo, L. 2006. Economics of Winter Milk Production. Teagasc IE p. 39-42 ISSN Series 4 13703

Shalloo, L., Horan, B. and Kinsella, A. 2006. Teagasc survey highlights the breeding challenge. Irish Farmers Journal 2nd March 2006.

Shalloo, L., Horan, B. and Kinsella, A. 2006. Slow genetic progress may have disastrous consequences for dairy farmers. Irish Farmers Monthly May 2006.

Shalloo, L., and Dillon P. 2006. Irish milk pricing systems costs the dairy industry in excess of €50,000,000 per year. Irish Farmers Monthly May 2006.

Shalloo, L. and Butler, A.M. 2006. Focus on profit – Critical components. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Thursday 6th April (Ballyhaise college) and Friday 21st April (Kilmaley Research farm).

Horan, B., Cahill, E., Kelly, F. and Shalloo, L. 2006. Review of Ballyhaise college research project 2005. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Thursday 6th April (Ballyhaise college).

Butler, S.T. Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. 2006. The role of extended lactation to reduce the cost of high empty rates in seasonal spring calving dairy herds. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Wednesday and Thursday 11th and 12th of January (Moorepark).

French, P., Keogh, B., Shalloo, L. and McGrath, T. 2006. Review Forage crops for winter grazing, what are the options? Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Wednesday and Thursday 11th and 12th January (Moorepark).

Butler, S.T. Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. 2006. The role of extended lactation to reduce the cost of high empty rates in seasonal spring calving dairy herds. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update Wednesday and Thursday 11th and 12th of January (Moorepark).

Shalloo, L. and Horan, B. 2005. Exibiting the benefits of the Economic Breeding Index. Dairy/ beef sire recommendations 2005. Wexford Creameries Limited, Rocklands, Wexford

French, P. and Shalloo, L. 2005. Out-Wintering Pads: Lower cost for Winter Finishers. Irish Farmers Journal 2nd April.

Thesis (title and abstract)

 Shalloo, L. 2004. Development and use of the Moorepark Dairy Systems Model to analyse Institutional and Technical Change in Dairy Farming. Ph.D thesis, University College Dublin.