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Assoc Professor Tommy Boland

Assoc Professor

Tommy Boland

Associate Professor
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

BIO

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

DEGREES

  • BAgrSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin