Patrick Gowing

Newly Elected Council Member

Patrick Gowing Dairy Specialist, Dairy KT Team Teagasc

Patrick is from a dairy farm just outside Portlaoise. In 2002 he qualified from UCD with a BAgrSc. He then went on to be a technical sales rep for Gouldings and Albatros fertilizer companies before changing to work as a farm advisor with SWS in the Aurivo area. In November 2006 he was appointed to Teagasc as a B&T dairy advisor in Sligo and Leitrim where he was charged with leading the dairy program in the region. In January 2010 he transferred to the B&T dairy advisor in Westmeath. He held this post for 5 years up to the abolition of milk quotas in 2015. From September 2015 he took over the new Dairy Expansion Service within Teagasc which was tasked with helping both existing dairy farmers and new entrants with their expansion plans. In his time in the dairy expansion service he helped develop over 800 individual business plans for Teagasc clients throughout the country. In 2020 Patrick was appointed as a dairy specialist in the Dairy Knowledge transfer team.

Patrick also became a new entrant to dairying commencing to milk cows using an AMS system on 2014 with 50 cows and now milking 190 cows using 3 AMS units on a grass-based system.

Patrick is interested in farm development with a keen focus on efficiencies with particular focus on financials, grazing management and breeding.

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Patrick Gowing