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Thurles Native Ciaran Carroll

Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, has appointed Mr Ciaran Carroll as Head of the Pig Development Department at Teagasc. He takes over from Mr Michael Martin, who has retired after a long and successful career at the agency.

A native of Thurles, County Tipperary, Mr Carroll, who holds a degree in Agricultural Science and a Masters in Animal Science from University College Dublin, has worked as a Specialist Pig Development Officer within Teagasc since 1993, and specialises in the areas of Pig Nutrition, Pig Reproduction, Planning and Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Licenses and Education.

During his career to date, Mr Carroll has also developed strong International links with North Carolina State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Alberta Pork, and with several other organisations in Australia, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Mr Carroll will be based at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre, at Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Photo courtesy G.Willoughby

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