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Professor Tommy Boland


Tommy Boland

School of Agriculture and Food Science
01 716 7144
University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Agriculture and Food Science Belfield Dublin 4


I graduated from UCD in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Animal Science and later with a PhD in 2005 focussed on maternal mineral nutrition and subsequent impacts on neonatal health and performance. Following a short period involved in the organization of the International Grassland Congress hosted in Dublin in 2005 I joined the lecturing staff in UCD where I currently specialise in ruminant nutrition and sheep husbandry. My main areas of research are; -Reduction of enteric methane emissions by ruminants -Reduction if nitrogen losses in ruminant production systems -Pregnancy nutrition and subsequent impacts on maternal and neonatal health and performance -Early lactation nutrition -Multispecies swards for improved animal performance and reduced environmental impact -Identification of more efficient livestock (Feed conversion efficiency/Methane emissions/Nitrogen excretion) -Maximising the contribution of forage to the ruminant diet


  • BAgrSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin