Ireland has great natural advantages when it comes to dairy farming, and producing livestock and crops.
The agri-sector continues to thrive despite the downturn, but that, of course, does not mean we can rest our on laurels.
For Ireland’s agri-economy to continue to thrive and expand it is vital that it is supported here at home by a top quality agricultural research infrastructure.
This is the context for the good news that Teagasc has opened a new Animal Bioscience Facility in Grange Co Meath.
The Facility is part of Teagasc’s plan to establish ‘centres of excellence’ in the key sciences that underpin Irish agriculture.
We talk here about what kind of research will be conducted at the new facility.
This interview was first broadcast on Science Spinning on 103.2 Dublin City FM on 06.09.2012