Teagasc has announced a appointment of dual new cattle specialists to cover a south east, west and midlands regions.
Martina Harrington, who is formed in Teagasc Oak Park, Co. Carlow, will cover a South East of a country.
Meanwhile, Catherine Egan will be formed during a Teagasc Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway, covering a West and Midlands Region.
Martina Harrington comes from a tillage credentials in Birr, Co. Offaly.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from UCD in 2000 and after finished a masters in Rural Environmental Conservation Management.
She began her career with Kirwan Agri consultants in Offaly before fasten Teagasc as a Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) planner in 2002 in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Since 2014, her purpose in Wexford has been as a business and record drystock confidant where she worked with beef and sheep clients by contention groups and one to one consultations.
On her appointment to a purpose of cattle specialist, Harrington said: “I am unequivocally looking brazen to a event to work with a farmers, advisors and wider stakeholders.
The beef zone is in capricious times. There are pressures entrance from cost to specification, to CO footprint and hothouse gas emissions.
“It is a pursuit to demeanour during these pressures and mangle them down for farmers. While we know there are many efficiencies that can be implemented on beef farms to urge profitability and sustainability.
Catherine Egan comes from a tillage credentials in south Roscommon.
She perceived a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from UCD in 2012 and finished a investigate masters of rural scholarship in 2013, focusing on low-cost weed formed systems.
She was allocated as a business and record drystock confidant in Athenry operative with Teagasc rancher clients to urge their technical efficiencies.
Since Jan 2018, she has worked as an confidant in a Teagasc Grass10 programme.
Following her appointment, Catherine Egan said: “There are many hurdles confronting beef producers in Ireland during a moment.
Pressure from a marketplace poses vital hurdles for beef farmers during present. Part of my purpose will engage improving technical opening during plantation turn to assistance farmers to strengthen their incomes.
“I am gay to join a Teagasc Cattle Specialist Team and demeanour brazen to operative with advisors and investigate colleagues during Teagasc, along with beef farmers and attention partners”.
Commenting on their appointments, Pearse Kelly, conduct of a Teagasc Drystock Knowledge Transfer Department, congratulated both Martina and Catherine on their appointments as Teagasc Cattle Specialists.
He said: “Martina and Catherine move a poignant volume of knowledge to these roles by operative with a accumulation of farmers and stakeholders over a prolonged series of years.”
Harrington and Egan will join a stream Teagasc Cattle Specialist Team that consists of: Pearse Kelly; Aidan Murray and Alan Dillon who is a programme manager to a Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef programme.