Michael is originally from a drystock farm in Co. Roscommon and is married to Martha.
He graduated in 2011 from UCD with a Honours B.Ag.Sci. (Animal and Crop Production). He started a PhD in Teagasc Moorepark in conjunction with UCD in 2011 investigating the effect of including white clover into intensively managed dairy production systems. Since 2015 he has been working as a Grassland Research Officer in Teagasc Moorepark where his main area of research has been optimising grassland management with particular focus on optimising spring and autumn grazing management for intensive grassland farms. Mike is also involved in the area of dry cow feeding, grazing infrastructure and improving grass utilisation on Irish dairy farms. Mike is the facilitator of a young farmer discussion group based in Laois and is also a member of another discussion group based in the South.Back to Listing