Robert Prendiville

 

 

Robert was co-opted onto the Council of the Irish Grassland Association in 2012, and elected to the Council for a three year term at the 2013 AGM. Robert is a beef researcher at Teagasc, Grange. His research includes dairy calf to beef and suckler systems. He is currently project leader on three studies at Grange; dairy bull beef production, early maturing dairy cross heifer and steer production and validation of the new maternal index for suckler cows.  Robert studied Agricultural Science in UCD and thereafter completed a PhD at Teagasc, Moorepark where his work focused on Jersey crossbreeding in the dairy herd. Topics pertinent to this research included comparative production performance, reproductive efficiency, feed efficiency and economic analysis of Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and JerseyƗ Holstein-Friesian cows. After his PhD he began to work in beef research at Johnstown Castle and is now based at Teagasc Grange. His research work is very much focused on optimising animal production from low input pasture based production systems.