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John Upton

Research Officer

Research Interests

  • Direct and indirect energy consumption of dairy farms 
  • Smart metering networks and demand side management in agriculture 
  • Renewable energy integration and management 
  • Water consumption on dairy farms 
  • Milking machine performance and milking management

Current Projects

  • Milking machine performance and milking management
  • Water conservation strategies for dairy farms
  • Strategies to reduce energy consumption on dairy farms

Education

PhD - Wageningen University
B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) - Cork Institute of Technology
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture - Teagasc

Penry, J. F., J. Upton, G. A. Mein, M. D. Rasmussen, I. Ohnstad, P. D. Thompson, and D. J. Reinemann. Estimating teat canal cross-sectional area to determine the effects of teat-end and mouthpiece chamber vacuum on teat congestion. J. Dairy Sci.2017 100(1):821-827.

Murphy, E., I. J. M. de Boer, C. E. van Middelaar, N. M. Holden, L. Shalloo, T. P. Curran, and J. Upton. 2017. Water footprinting of dairy farming in Ireland. J. Clean Prod. 140, Part 2:547-555.

Upton, J., D. J. Reinemann, J. F. Penry, and P. D. Thompson. 2016b. A quarter milking analysis device - Development and demonstration. Biosyst. Eng. 147:259-264.

Upton, J., J. F. Penry, M. D. Rasmussen, P. D. Thompson, and D. J. Reinemann. 2016. Effect of pulsation rest phase duration on teat end congestion. Journal of Dairy Science 99(5):3958-3965.

Upton, J., Murphy, M., De Boer, J.M., Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G, Berentsen, P.B.M. and Shalloo, L. (2015). Investment appraisal of technology innovations on dairy farm electricity consumption. Journal of Dairy Science 98:898-909 ISSN 0022-0302  33232  

Upton, J., Murphy, M., Shalloo, L., Koerkamp, P.W.G. Groot and De Boer, I.J.M. (2015). Assessing the impact of changes in the electricity price structure on dairy farm energy costs. Applied Energy 137 : 1-8 ISSN 0306-2619  34181

Murphy, M. D., M. J. O'Mahony, L. Shalloo, P. French, and J. Upton. Comparison of modelling techniques for milk-production forecasting. Journal of Dairy Science 97(6):3352-3363).

Upton, J., Murphy, M., Shalloo, L., Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G. and De Boer, I.J.M. (2014). A mechanistic model for electricity consumption on dairy farms: Definition, validation and demonstration. Journal of Dairy Science 97: 4973-4984 ISSN 0022-0302  32473

Murphy, M.D., O'Mahony, M.J., Shalloo, L., French, P. and Upton, J. (2014). Comparison of modelling techniques for milk-production forecasting. Journal of Dairy Science 97 : 3352-3363 ISSN 0022-0302 32475

Upton, J., Humphreys, J., Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G., French, P., Dillon, P.G. and De Boer, I.J.M. (2013). Energy demand on dairy farms in Ireland. Journal of Dairy Science 96:6489-6498 ISSN 0022-0302  31174