Amanda Dunn

Amanda Dunn, from Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh has been awarded AgriSearch funding to undertake a PhD project on β€˜The Development of Immunocompetence in suckled beef and dairy calves.’

This three year study will produce best practice guidelines for calf rearing on Northern Ireland farms that will ensure livestock performance and animal welfare targets are met. Due to major advances made over recent years in genetics, technology and nutrition the way calves are reared has an ever greater impact on the profitability of dairy and beef enterprises.

Amanda, whose considerable practical farming experience includes working on a large dairy goat unit at Brookeborough, undertakes this AgriSearch study supervised by Dr Steven Morrison at AFBI, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough.