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Alan Twomey


Research Interests

  • Genetic improvement in dairy and beef cattle
  • Genetic and genomic analyses and evaluations
  • Statistics
  • Development of breeding objectives
  • Breeding scheme design
  • Development of decision support tools

Current Projects

  • Development of genetic evaluations, breeding objectives and breeding goals in Irish dairy cattle, beef cattle, and sheep
  • Genetic improvement in age at slaughter and carcass traits.
  • Improving breeding of dairy-beef animals to improve profitability and sustainability of the system
  • Development of a breeding program for dairy and beef cattle
  • Validation of national breeding objectives


PhD in Quantitative Genetics. University College Dublin/ Teagasc Moorepark

Bachelor of Animal Science, University College Dublin