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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

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I graduated from UCD in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Animal Science and later with a PhD in 2005. 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 lecture ruminant nutrition and sheep husbandry. My main areas of research are; reduction of enteric methane emissions by ruminants; increasing nitrogen capture in the rumen; fatty acid profiles in perennial ryegrass varieties; grazing management for spring calving dairy herds the use of a rumen simulation system to model the effects of various dietary additives on rumen function. nutrition during late pregnancy and early lactation nutrition of the ewe.


  • BAgrSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin