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Teagasc Annual Walsh Fellowships Seminar

The overall Teagasc Walsh Fellow of the year is Hazel Rooney. She was the Winner of ‘Best oral presentation and winner of Teagasc Gold Medal’ at the annual Teagasc Walsh Fellowship seminar in Dublin, yesterday, Tuesday 26 November

Teagasc Annual Walsh Fellowships Seminar
Hazel Rooney, Teagasc Walsh Fellow Gold Medalist pictured with Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director

The overall Teagasc Walsh Fellow of the year is Hazel Rooney

The title of her presentation was: “Nutritional management strategies to optimise annual sow output, to promote the growth and development of progeny from large litters”. Hazel Rooney conducted her research in the Teagasc Pig Development Department, AGRIP, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork and the School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD.


Four finalists competed for the Teagasc Gold Medal; having won the competition from each of the four Teagasc research programmes. The finalists were; Hazel Rooney -  Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Programme;  Emer Garvey - Food Programme; Damien Mooney – Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme; and Mohana Priya Logakrishnan - Rural Economy and Development Programme.


The Best Food research presentation and winner of the Institute of Food Science and Technology Ireland (IFSTI) medal was Emer Garvey who is located at the

Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy. The Title of Emer’s presentation was: Piece of Cake? Unravelling the contribution of sugar, and fat to the desirable flavour of baked confectionery products.


The full book of abstracts is available at https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2019/teagasc-walsh-fellowships-seminar-2019.php