13. Animal Reproduction: UCD research provide cattle and dairy industry benefits

This episode features two UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science researchers, working at the cutting edge of the science of animal reproduction, who were both inspired by the late UCD Professor of Animal Husbandry, Ian Gordon, who died in 2021.

Professor Pat Lonergan is investigating precisely how the embryo in cattle communicates in utero with the mother, with a view to delivering insights that can provide competitive benefits for the Irish dairy and cattle industry.

Professor Trudee Fair is researching all the factors required to develop a healthy ovum, in animals, and her role leading a major EU research consortium called Eurova which brings together specialist egg, or ovum, biologists from all across Europe.