Skip navigation Access keys documentation page Search Agriculture Research Food Research

Scientific, Technical and Practical/Popular Publications

Bernadette O'Brien

Scientific Publications (peer reviewed)

O'Driscoll, K., O'Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Boyle, L. (2011). Does omission of a regular milking event affect cow comfort?. Livestock Science 138:132-143 ISSN 1871-1413

Butler, S., de Feu, M., O’Brien, B., Guinee, T.P. and Murphy, J.J. (2010). The effect of dry period duration and dietary energy density in early lactation on the rennet glation properties of milk. Journal of Dairy Science 93:524-528 ISSN 0022-0302.

O’Brien, B., Jordan, K.N. and Danaher, M. (2010). Update on the use of flukicides. Irish Veterinary Journal 63: 11, 702-704 ISSN 0368-0762.

O'Driscoll, K., Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and Boyle, L. (2010). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on hoof health, locomotion score and lying behaviour of dairy cows. Livestock Science 127 : 248-256 ISSN 1871-1413.

O'Driscoll, K., O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Boyle, L. (2010). Milking frequency and nutritional level affect behaviour of dairy cows: A case study. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 122 : 77-83 ISSN 0168-1591/02/$.

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. , Flynn, J., O'Callaghan, E.J. and Galli, F. (2009). Effect of pre-milking teat preparation procedure on the microbial count on teats prior to cluster application. Irish Veterinary Journal 62 (7) 461-467 ISSN 0368-0762

Kelly, P.T., O'Sullivan, K., Berry, D., More, S.J., Meaney, W.J., O'Callaghan, E.J. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Farm management factors associated with bulk tank somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds. Irish Veterinary Journal Volume 62 : 45-51 ISSN 0368-0762

Kelly, P.T., O'Sullivan, K., Berry, D., More, S.J., Meaney, W.J., O'Callaghan, E.J. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Farm management factors associated with bulk tank total bacterial count in Irish dairy herds during 2006/07. Irish Veterinary Journal Vol. 62 : No. 1 36-42 ISSN 0368-0762

S. Llamas Moya, S., Alonso Gómez , M., Boyle, L. A., Mee, J. F., O’Brien, B. and Arkins, S. (2008). Effects of milking frequency on phagocytosis and oxidative burst activity of phagocytes from primiparous and multiparous dairy cows during early lactation. Journal Dairy Science, 91:587-595.

O’Donovan, K., O’Brien, B., Ruane, D.J., Kinsella, J. and Gleeson, D. (2008). Labour input on Irish spring-calving dairy farms and the effects of scale and seasonality. Journal of Farm Management, 13 (5): 327-342.

Kelly, P.T., O’Sullivan, K., Berry, D.P., More, S.J., Meaney, W.J., O’Callaghan, E.J. and O’Brien, B. (2008). Farm Management Factors associated with Bulk Tank Total Bacterial Count in Irish Dairy Herds during 2006/07. Irish Veterinary Journal. (In press).

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D.J., Kinsella, J .and O’Donovan, K. (2007). Profile of labour demand, resources and contribution on Irish dairy farms. Journal of Rural Enterprise and Management, 3(2): 33-44.

O’Brien, B., Shalloo, L., O'Donnell, S., Butler, A.M., Gleeson, D. and O’Donovan, K. (2007). Labour productivity – effects of scale, capital investment and adoption of novel technology. Proceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Association Congress; A Vibrant Rural Economy - The Challenge for Balance; Peer Reviewed Papers Volume II, pp. 407-507.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D., Kinsella, J. and O’Donovan, K. (2007). Labour demand, resources and contribution on Irish dairy farms. Proceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Association Congress; A Vibrant Rural Economy - The Challenge for Balance; Peer Reviewed Papers Volume II, pp. 508-517.

Guinee, T.P., O’Brien, B. and Mulholland, E. (2007). The suitability of milk from a spring calved dairy herd during the transition from normal to very late lactation for the manufacture of low-moisture Mozzarella cheese. International Dairy Journal, 17:133-142. (A1)

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., L. Boyle and Mee, J.F. (2007). Effect of restricting silage pre-partum on time of calving, dystocia and still-birth in Holstein-Friesian cows. Irish Veterinary Journal, 60 (11):667-671.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and O’Donovan, K. (2007). The labour input associated with calf care on Irish dairy farms. Livestock Science, 116: 82-89.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., L. Boyle and B. Earley (2007). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on aspects of the health and welfare of dairy cows. Animal, 1: 125–132.

Gleeson, D. O’Brien, B. and Fallon, R. (2007). Feeding of cold whole milk once daily to calves in a group and its effect on calf performance, health and labour input. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, 5 (3): 97-104.

Berry, D., O’Brien, B., O’Callaghan, E.J., O’Sullivan, K. and Meaney, W.J. (2006). Temporal trends in bulk tank milk somatic cell count and total bacterial counts in Irish dairy herds during the past decade. Journal of Dairy science, 89: 4083-4093.

O’Brien, B., Guinee, T.P., Kelly, A. and Joyce, P. (2006). Processability of late lactation milk from a spring calved dairy herd. Australian Journal of Dairy technology, 61: 3-7.

O’Brien, B., K. O’Donovan, D. Gleeson, D. J. Ruane and J. Kinsella (2006). Improving labour productivity to facilitate viability on smaller Irish Dairy Farms. Journal of International Farm Managemen,t Vol.3. No.4 - December 2006.

Somers, J.M., O’Brien, B., Meaney, W.J., and Kelly, A. (2003). Heterogeneity of proteolytic enzyme activities in milk samples of different somatic cell count J. Dairy Research, 70: 45-50.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Mee, J.F. (2003). Effect of silage feeding regime on time of calving and behaviour in Holstein-Friesian cows. Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, 1: 311-317

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G., Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D. and Kelly, A. (2002). Effect of milking frequency on yield composition and processing quality of milk. Journal of Dairy Research, 69: 367-374.

Mee, J. F., Moyes, T., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2002). A questionnaire survey of fertility management on dairy farms in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Veterinary Journal, 55: 122-128.

Dillon, P. G., Crosse, S., O’Brien, B. and Mayes, R. W. (2002). The effect of forage type and concentrate supplementation on the performance of spring-calving dairy cows in early lactation. Grass and Forage Science, 57: 1-12.

Auldist, M., Mullins, C., O’Brien, B., O’Kennedy, B. T. and Guinee, T. P. (2002). Effect of cow breed on milk coagulation properties. Milchwissenschaft, 57: 140-143

O’Brien, B., Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D. and Kelly, A. (2001). Influence of somatic cell count and storage interval on composition and processing characteristics of milk from cows in late lactation. Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, 56: 213-218.

Guinee, T. P., Mulholland, E. O., O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J. J. (2001). Effect of diet quality on the suitability of mid-lactation bovine milk for Cheddar cheese manufacture. Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, 56: 3-8.

Auldist, M., Mullins, C., O’Brien, B. and Guinee, T. P. (2001). A comparison of the formagraph and low amplitude strain oscillation rheometry as methods of assessing the rennet coagulation properties of bovine milk. Milchwissenschaft, 56: 89-92.

Crosse, S., O’Brien, B. and Ryan, G. (2000). Milk production and seasonality -Recommended Moorepark systems for a diversifying food industry. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 53: 135-141.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P., Murphy, J., Mehra, R., Guinee, T., Connolly, J. F., Kelly, A. and Joyce, P. (1999). Effect of stocking density and concentrate supplementation of grazing dairy cows on milk production, composition and processing characteristics. Journal of Dairy Research, 66: 165-176.

O’Brien, B., Mehra, R. and Connolly, J. F. (1999). Seasonal variation in the composition of Irish manufacturing and retail milks. IV. Minerals and trace elements. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 87-99.

O’Brien, B., Lennartsson, T., Mehra, R., Cogan, T., Connolly, J. F. and Morrissey, P. A. (1999). Seasonal variation in the composition of Irish manufacturing and retail milks. III. Vitamins. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 75-85.

Mehra, R., O’Brien, B. and Connolly, J. F. (1999). Seasonal variation in the composition of Irish manufacturing and retail milks. II. Nitrogen fractions. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 65-74.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, J. F. and Mehra, R. (1999). Seasonal variation in the composition of Irish manufacturing and retail milks. 1. Chemical composition and renneting properties. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 53-64.

O’Brien, B., O'Connell, J. and Meaney, W. J. (1998). The effect of milking interval on milk production, composition and quality. Milchwissenschaft, 53: 123-126.

O’Brien, B., O’Callaghan, E. and Dillon, P. (1998). Effect of various milking machine systems and components on free fatty acid levels in milk. Journal of Dairy Research, 65: 335-339.

Guinee, T., Connolly, J. F., Beresford, T., Mulholland, E., Mullins, C., Corcoran, M., Mehra, R., O’Brien, B., Murphy, J., Stakelum, G. and Harrington, D. (1998). The influence of altering the daily herbage allowance in mid-lactation on the composition, ripening and functionality of low-moisture, part-skim Mozzarella cheese. Journal of Dairy Research, 65: 23-30.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J., Connolly, J. F., Mehra, R., Guinee, T. and Stakelum, G. (1997). Effect of altering daily herbage allowance in mid-lactation on the composition and processing characteristics of bovine milk. Journal of Dairy Research, 64: 621-626.

McCluskey, S., Connolly, J. F., Devery, R., O’Brien, B., Kelly, J., Harrington, D. and Stanton, C. (1997). Lipid and cholesterol oxidation in whole milk powder during processing and storage. Journal of Food Science, 62: 331-337.

Dillon, P., Crosse, S. and O’Brien, B. (1997). Effect of concentrate supplementation of grazing dairy cows in early lactation on milk production and milk processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 36: 145-159.

O’Brien, B., Crosse, S. and Dillon, P. (1996). The effect of offering a concentrate and silage supplement to grazing dairy cows in late lactation, on animal performance and milk processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35: 113-125.

O'Callaghan, E. and O’Brien, B. (1989). Comparison of new mastitis infection rates in cow quarters milked with and without protective flaps in a Biopuls cluster. Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, 28: 93-98.

Top

Other Scientific Publications

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2011). The role of labour studies in Ireland in leading change in the Dairy industry. In: Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety, Castleknock, Dublin, 22-Aug-2011, http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/

O'Brien, B. and Guinee, T.P. (2011). Milk: Seasonal effects on processing properties of cows' milk. In: J.W. Fuquay, P.F. Fox and P.L.H. McSweeney (eds), Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, 2nd edn. Academic Press US pp. 3: 598-606 ISBN 9780123744029

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. , Flynn, J. and Jordan, K.N. (2011). Effectiveness of new milking machine cleaning products in maintaining total bacterial counts on equipment surfaces. (Abstract) European Federation of Animal Science p. 316

Power, C., O'Brien, B. , Danaher, M., Furey, A., Bloemhoff, Y., Sayers, R. and Jordan, K.N. (2011). Residue concentrations of Nitroxynil in milk and product following administration cows. (Abstract) European Association for Animal Production p. 315

Guinee, T.P. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Cheese manufacture: quality characteristics of the milk Moorepark Monograph 1. Teagasc IE 1-89 ISBN 1-84170-559-4.

Guinee, T.P. and O’Brien, B. (2010). The Quality of Milk for Cheese Manufacture : In Technology of Cheesemaking. John Wiley & Sons Ltd GB 1-67 ISBN 978-14051-829.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Jordan, K.N. and Ryan, S. (2010). Control of trichloromethane (TCM) residues in milk. In: Proceedings of International Dairy Federation Congress, Auckland, NZ, 08-Nov-2010, p2.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Jordan, K.N. and Ryan, S. (2010). Predictive models developed in cheese for growth of Listeria monocytogenes. In: Oral presentation at IDF meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 01-Nov-2010, 1.

O’Brien, B., Jordan, K.N. and Gleeson, D. (2010). Effect of dietary iodine and teat disinfection iodine on milk iodine levels. In: Proceedings of International Dairy Federation Congress, Auckland, NZ, 08-Nov-2010, 1.

Ruane, D.J., O’Brien, B. and Fallon, R. (2008). Labour issues in the agricultural arena as observed on Irish livestock farms. In: Proceedings of 26th International Labour process Conference ‘Work Matters’. Held at UCD. 18-20 March, 2008. Collected conference papers on CD.

O’Brien, B., Kelly, P.T., Berry, D.P., O’Callaghan, E., Meaney, W.J., O’Sullivan, K. and More, S. (2007). Current research on farm management and infrastructural influences on milk somatic cell count and total bacterial count on Irish dairy farms. Proceedings of Alltech / UCD Conference ‘Dairy Solutions’. Held in UCD. 27-28 September 2007. pp (Invited paper).

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Boyle, L. and Mee, J.F. (2007). Reduced milking frequency creates opportunity for automatic milking systems. Proceedings of ‘International Symposium on Advances in Milking’. Cork, Ireland, April 11th, 2007. pages 106-114.

O’Brien, B., Shalloo, L., Gleeson, D., O’Donnell, S. and O’Donovan, K. (2006). Labour and economic aspects of dairy farming. Proceedings EAAP Conference. Held in Turkey, August 2006. www.eaap.org/antalya/sessions/C28_session_28.htm

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Labour efficiency and multi-functionality on Irish dairy farms. In: Knowledge transfer in cattle husbandry - New management practices, attitudes and adaptation. Ed.s A. Kuipers, M. Klopcic, C. Thomas. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2005. Paperback, 246 pages, Pp. 205-213.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Influence of work routine elements of milking on milking parlour performance. In: Knowledge transfer in cattle husbandry - New management practices, attitudes and adaptation. Ed.s A. Kuipers, M. Klopcic, C. Thomas. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2005. Paperback, 246 pages, Pp. 231-236.

O’Brien, B., Gallagher, B., Joyce, P., Meaney, W.J. and Kelly, A. (2005). The impact of total somatic cells and polymorphonuclear leucocyte cells on the quality of milk and on the chemical composition of cheese. In: Indicators of milk and beef quality. Ed.s J.F. Hocquette, S. Gigli. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2005. Hardcover, 464 pages, Pp. 321-325.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D., Kinsella, J. and O’Donovan, K. (2007). A profile of labour resources and pattern of their labour contribution on Irish dairy farms. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference, "Internationalizing with Cultural Leadership". Polson, Montana, USA, 20-24 May, 2007. Pages 420-422.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D., Kinsella, J. and O’Donovan, K. (2007). New Knowledge of Facilities and Practises on Irish Dairy Farms – Fundamental Requirements for Effective Extension. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference, "Internationalizing with Cultural Leadership". Polson, Montana, USA, 20-24 May, 2007. Pages 270-279.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and Berry, D. (2007). Effect of milking frequency on udder health of dairy heifers. Proceedings of heifer Mastitis Conference. Ghent, Belgium. 24-26 June, 2007. Pages 128-129.

Kelly, P.T., O’Sullivan, K., O’Brien, B., Berry, D.P., O’Callaghan, E.J., Rath, M. and Meaney, W.J. (2007). Herd factors affecting somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, 7-14 April 2007, Southport,Liverpool. Pg 102.

Boyle, L.A., O’Driscoll, K.M.K., Olmos, G., Gazzola, P.A., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. 2007. Effect of switching milking frequency in mid-lactation on dairy cow behaviour, milk leakage and udder firmness. In: Proceedings of the 41st International Congress of the ISAE. (eds) Galindo, F. and Alvarez, L. Merida, Mexico, July 30th –August 3rd, 2007. pg. 72.

O’Driscoll, K., Boyle, L., O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. And Hanlon, A. (2006). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on grazing and lying behaviour of dairy cows. In: Proceedings of 40th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, University of Bristol. 8 August, 2006. Page 117.

Gleeson, D., Meaney, W.J., O’Callaghan, E.J. and O’Brien, B. (2006). Effect of post-milking teat dis-infection on new infection rate of dairy cows over a full lactation. www.eaap.org/antalya/sessions/M19_session_19.htm

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Mee, J.F. (2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on milk production characteristics and reproductive performance of dairy cows. www.eaap.org/uppsala/papers/added/NPL6.7_O’Brien.pdf

Boyle, L.,O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D.(2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutrition on cow welfare. www.eaap.org/uppsala/papers/added/NPL6.6_Boyle.pdf

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., McNamara, J., O’Donovan, K. and Ruane, D. (2005). An examination of the relationship between pofitability, labour eficiency and scale on dairy farms in Ireland. Proceedings of 21st Annual conference of AIAEE. 25-31 May. San Antonio, Texas. Ed. J.J. Connors, Ohio State University, USA. Pp. 623-633.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, P., Culleton, N. and O’Connor, P. (2005). Processing quality of organic and conventional milks from Irish pasture based systems. In: Proceedings of XX International Grassland Congress. Dublin, Ireland. 26 June – 1 July, 2005. Page 188.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Kinsella, J., Ruane, D. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Labour input associated with grassland management on Irish dairy farms. In: Proceedings of XX International Grassland Congress Satellite Meeting ‘Utilization of grazed grass in temperate animal systems’. Cork, Ireland. 3 – 9 July, 2005. Page 247.

Murphy, P.M., Freyne, T., Gleeson, D., O’Callaghan, E. and O’Brien, B. (2005). Impact of pre-milking teat preparation practices on milk quality. In: Proceedings of ‘Physiological and Technical Aspects of Machine Milking’ Conference. Nitra, Slovak Republic. 26 – 28 April, 2005. pp279-280.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. Gleeson, D. and Ruane, D. (2004). Feasibility of diversification on Irish dairy farms from a farm labour perspective. In: Proceedings of ‘Regional Studies’ Conference. www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/events/presentations04/obrien.pdf

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. Gleeson, D. and Ruane, D. (2004). Examination of labour efficiency on Irish dairy farms and feasibility of alternative time allotment to retain viability. Proceedings of 20th Annual conference of AIAEE. 23-29 May. Dublin, Ireland. Volume XX. CD-R. Ed. J.J. Connors, Ohio State University, USA.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, B. K. and Gleeson, D. (2002). Factors affecting labour requirements associated with milking on Irish dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Milking Technology and Farm Buildings Seminar. Hamar, Norway, 11-13 February, 2002. pp 28-1.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, B. K. and Gleeson, D. (2002). A profile of the working year on Irish dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Milking Technology and Farm Buildings Seminar. Hamar, Norway, 11-13 February, 2002. pp 27-1.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. , Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D. and Kelly, A. (2000). Effect of milking frequency on yield, composition and processing quality of milk. In: Proceedings of Pacific Congress on Milk Quality and Mastitis Control. Nagano, Japan, 13-16 November, 2000. pp 494-500.

O’Brien, B., Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D. and Kelly, A. (2000). Influence of somatic cell count and storage interval on composition and processing characteristics of milk from cows in late lactation. In: Proceedings of Pacific Congress on Milk Quality and Mastitis Control. Nagano, Japan, 13-16 November, 2000. pp 206-211.

O’Brien, B., Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D., Kelly, A. and Joyce, P. (2000). Effect of blending milks of various somatic cell count on milk composition and processability. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Immunology of the Ruminant Mammary Gland. Stresa, Italy, 11-14 June, 2000. pp 185-187.

O’Brien, B., Meaney, W. J. and Joyce, P. (2000). Variation in somatic cell and polymorphonuclear granulocyte levels during the milking procedure. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Immunology of the Ruminant Mammary Gland. Stresa, Italy, 11-14 June, 2000. pp 179-181.

Crosse, S., O’Brien, B. and Ryan, G. (2000). Milk production and seasonality – Recommended Moorepark systems for a diversifying food industry. In: Proceedings of the 6th Cheese Symposium. Cork, 13-14 April, 2000. pp 191-199.

O’Brien, B., Meaney, W.J., Fitzpatrick, C. and Joyce, P. (1999). Neutophil status of milk, its association with SCC and chemical quality. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Mastitis and Machine Milking. Cork, 18 June, 1999. pp 24-27.

Lawless, F., Murphy, J., O’Brien, B., Devery, R. and Stanton, C. (1998). Seasonal variation in the levels of conjugated linoleic acid in bovine milkfat. In: Proceedings of 2nd Meeeting of the European Section of AOCS. Caliari, Italy, 1-4 October, 1998. Page 25.

McCluskey, S., Kelly, J., O’Brien, B., Stanton, C. and Connolly, B. (1995). Development of cholesterol oxide products in whole milk powder. In: Proceedings of IDF Nutrition Week. Paris, 14-16 June, 1995.

Connolly, B. and O’Brien, B. (1994). Milk quality for processing: Breeding, feeding and milking management to ensure good quality milk for manufacturing. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Dairy Congress. Melbourne, 18-22 September, 1994. Australian National Committee of International Dairy Federation, INFODISK, Records 455-625.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Berry, D. P. (2007). Impact of once daily milking and different nutritional levels on udder health of spring-calving dairy cows. Symposium of Milk Production & Farm Management, International Dairy Federation Congress, Dublin, Ireland. 29 September-4 October, 2007.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., and Gleeson, D. (2007). Milking procedures and milking parlour performance. Symposium of Milk Production & Farm Management, International Dairy Federation Congress, Dublin, Ireland. 29 September-4 October, 2007.

Murphy, P.M., O’Callaghan, E., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2007). Impact of pre-milking teat preparation practices on milk quality. Symposium of Milk Production & Farm Management, International Dairy Federation Congress, Dublin, Ireland. 29 September-4 October, 2007.

Boyle, L., O’Driscoll, K., Olmos, G., Gazzola, P., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2007). Effect of switching milking frequencies on indicators of discomfort in dairy cows. Book of Abstracts of 58th Annual meeting of European Association of Animal Production. Dublin, Ireland. 26-29 August, 2007. Page 196.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Mee, J.F. and Boyle, L. (2007). Effect of milking frequency of heifers on milk production in the subsequent lactation. Book of Abstracts of 58th Annual meeting of European Association of Animal Production. Dublin, Ireland. 26-29 August, 2007. Page 227.

Butler, S.T., de Feu, M., O' Brien, B. and Murphy J.J., 2007. The effect of dry period duration and dietary energy density in early lactation on the rennet gelation properties of milk. Journal of Dairy Science; 90 (Suppl. 1): 734. Presented at the ADSA/ASAS meeting in San Antonio, TX, July 8 – 12th, 2007.

Mee, J.F., Carr, D. and O’Brien, B. (2007). Veterinary component costs on Irish dairy farms – a pilot study. Proceedings of International Farm management Congress. University College Cork, Ireland, 15-20 July. Page 112. (A8)

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Mee, M. (2006). Effect of altering milking frequency and feeding level on milk production, somatic cell count and reproductive performance of dairy cows. In: Proceedings of 24th IDF World Buiatrics Congress, Nice, France. 15-19 August, 2006. No. OS23 (A8).

O’Brien, B., Guinee, T.P., Gleeson, D., Meaney, W.J., and Kelly, A. (2006). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on milk production characteristics and processing quality of milk. In: Proceedings of 27th IDF World Dairy Congress, Shanghai, China. 17-20 September, 2006. On DISK. (A7).

O’Brien, B., Shalloo, L., Gleeson, D., O’Donnell, S. and O’Donovan, K. (2006). Labour and economic aspects of dairy farming. (Abstract). Book of abstracts of the 57th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 256. (A8)

Gleeson, D., Meaney, W.J., O’Callaghan, E.J. and O’Brien, B. (2006). Effect of post-milking teat dis-infection on new infection rate of dairy cows over a full lactation. (Abstract). Book of abstracts of the 57th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 182. (A8)

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Mee, J.F. (2005). Milk production, somatic cell count and reproductive performance of Holstein-Friesian cows on different milking frequencies and feeding levels. In: Proceedings of Buiatrissima, Ist Swiss Buiatrics Congress. 19-21 October, 2005. 74-75. (A8)

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and Mee, J.F. (2005). Altering the time of parturition by altering feeding time pre-partum in Holstein-Friesian cows. In: Proceedings of Buiatrissima, Ist Swiss Buiatrics Congress. 19-21 October, 2005. Page 88. (A8)

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Mee, J.F. (2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on milk production characteristics and reproductive performance of dairy cows. Book of abstracts of the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 348.

Boyle, L., O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D.(2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutrition on cow welfare. Book of abstracts of the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 348.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and Boyle, L. (2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on milking characteristics and teat condition of dairy cows. Book of abstracts of the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 354.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., McNamara, J., O’Donovan, K. and Ruane, D. (2005). An examination of the relationship between profitability, labour efficiency and scale on dairy farms in Ireland. (Abstract). Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 12 (2): 77-78.

Boyle, L.,Vvijivinkel, M., Graf, M. and O’Brien, B. (2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutrition on cow welfare. In: From Darwin to Dawkins: the science and implications of animal sentience. Compassion in World Farming, London. 17 March, 2005. Page 9. (A8)

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Gleeson, D. (2004). Labour efficiency and multi-functionality on Irish dairy farms. Book of abstracts of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 188.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Gleeson, D. (2004). Influence of work routine elements of milking on milking parlour performance. Book of abstracts of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 189.

O’Brien, B., Gallagher, B., Joyce, P., Meaney, W.J. and Kelly, A. (2004). Milk SCC and PMN as indicators of milk processability and subsequent cheese quality. Book of abstracts of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 221.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. Gleeson, D. and Ruane, D. (2004). Labour efficiency and feasibility of pleuriactivity on Irish dairy farms. (Abstract). In: Conference Abstract Volume for Regional Studies Association International Conference ‘Europe at the margins: EU regional policy, peripherality and rurality’. Angers, France. 14 to 16 April, 2004. Page 43.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. Gleeson, D. and Ruane, D. (2004). Examination of labour efficiency on Irish dairy farms and feasibility of alternative time allotment to retain viability. (Abstract). Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 11 (2): 90-91.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Kinsella, J., Ruane, D. and Gleeson, D. (2003). A profile of the working year on Irish dairy farms. Book of abstracts of the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 284.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Kinsella, J., Ruane, D. and Gleeson, D. (2003). Factors affecting labour efficiency of milking. Book of abstracts of the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 284.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. and Meaney, W. J. (2001). Effect of milking frequency on processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 40: 131.

Auldist, M., O’Brien, B., O’Kennedy, B. T., Mullins, C., and Guinee, T. P. (2001). Effect of breed of cow on milk coagulation properties. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 40: 128.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. and Meaney, W. J. (2000). Effect of milking frequency on milk yield and composition of late lactation cows. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 39: 482.

Mehra, R., Meaney, W. J. and O’Brien, B. (2000). Effect of milk somatic cell count on composition and processing properties of milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 39: 483.

Auldist, M., O’Brien, B., Mullins, C., Fenelon, M. and Guinee, T. (2000). A comparison of the formagraph and the Bohlin Rheometer for measuring rennet coagulation properties of milk. . Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 39: 170.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Mehra, R. and Connolly, B. (1999). Blending of milks from cows with different calving patterns- effect on milk processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 288-289.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J. J. (1999). Milk urea levels in a grass based production system. (Abstract). Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 99 B(2): Page 116.

O’Brien, B., Fitzpatrick, C., Meaney, W. J. and Joyce, P. (1999). Relationship between somatic cell count and neutrophils in milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 38: 288.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Production of quality milk for processing in a grass based system. Book of abstracts of the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Page 91.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Improved milk quality for processing. Irish Veterinary Journal. 52: 318.

O’Brien, B., Mehra, R. and Connolly, J. F. (1999). Seasonal variation in the mineral and trace element concentration of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 38: 180.

O’Brien, B., Lennartsson, T., Mehra, R., Cogan, T. and Connolly, J. F. (1999). Seasonal variation in the vitamin concentration of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 38: 179.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, J. F. and Mehra, R. (1999). Seasonal variation in the composition and processing characteristics of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 38: 179.

Mehra, R., O’Brien, B. and Connolly, J. F. (1999). Seasonal variation in the nitrogen fractions of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 38: 180.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1998). Composition and processability of milk from spring and autumn-calved herds in mid and late lactation. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 37: 134-135.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J. J. (1998). Seasonality and milk processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 37: 135.

O’Brien, B., O'Connell, B. J. and Meaney, W. J. (1997). Effect of milking interval on milk yield, composition and somatic cell count. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 36: 126.

O’Brien, B., O'Callaghan, E. and Dillon, P. (1997). Effect of various milking machine systems and components on free fatty acid (FFA) levels in milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 36: 126.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J., Connolly, J. F. and Mehra, R. (1997). Processing characteristics of milks produced by Spring and Autumn calving herds or a combination of both. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 36: 126.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1997). The effect of forage type and level of concentrate feeding on the processability of early lactation milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 36: 278.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1997). The effect of concentrate supplementation on processability of milk from early lactation cows at pasture. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 36: 277.

O'Callaghan, E. and O’Brien, B. (1996). Effect of vacuum stability in mid-level and low-level milklines on free fatty acid levels in milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35: 96.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J., Stakelum, G., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1996). Effect of daily herbage allowance on the chemical composition and processability of milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35: 80.

O’Brien, B. Murphy, J., Dillon, P., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1995). The effect of cow nutritional level on milk composition and processability. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 34: 95.

McCluskey, S., Kelly, J., O’Brien, B., Devery, R., Stanton, C. and Connolly, B. (1995). Lipid and cholesterol oxidation in whole milk powder. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 34: 206.

O’Brien, B. Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1994). Effects of supplementation with silage and concentrates of cows on Autumn pasture on cow performance and milk quality. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 33: 97.

Top

Technical Publications

Fitzgerald, S. and O'Brien, B. (2011). The Robots are coming. In: National Dairy Conference, The Irish Dairy Industry: To 2015 and Beyond, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, 16-Nov-2011, p. 67-70

Fitzgerald, S. and O'Brien, B. (2011). The Robots are coming. In: National Dairy Conference, The Irish Dairy Industry: To 2015 and Beyond, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, 15-Nov-2011, 67-70

Gleeson, D., Flynn, J. and O'Brien, B. (2011). The effect of hydrated lime (as a bedding material) on the microbial count on cows teats. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.18

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. and Flynn, J. (2011). Effect of individual cluster flushing between milkings on the bacterial count on liners. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p.20

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. , Flynn, J. and Jordan, K.N. (2011). Bacterial contamination on milk contact surfaces of different component materials following different cleaning procedures. In: 40th Annual UCC Food Research Conference, UCC, Cork, 31-Mar-2011, p. 17

O'Brien, B. (2011). The role of labour studies in Ireland in leading change in the Dairy industry. In: Irish Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety, Ireland, 22-Aug-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2011). Flukicides in milk. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia), Sleeve Russell, Cavan, 24-Mar-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2011). TCM in milk. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia),, Moorepark, Co. Cork, 22-Mar-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2011). Iodine in milk. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia), Sleeve Russell, Cavan, 24-Mar-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2011). Iodine milk milk. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia), Moorepark, Co. Cork, 22-Mar-2011, p. 1

O'Brien, B. (2011). TCM in mikl. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia), Sleeve Russell, Cavan, 24-Mar-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2011). Flukicides in milk. In: Milk Quality Forum (Symposia), Moorepark, Co. Cork, 22- Mar-2011, p.1

O'Brien, B. , Gleeson, D. and Jordan, K.N. (2011). Effect of dietary iodine and teat disinfection iodine on milk iodine levels. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011. p.17

O'Brien, B. , Jago, J., McCoy, F. and Edwards, P. (2011). Cow over-milking in a side-by-side parlour as influenced by parlour size and pre-milking routine. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 15-Mar-2011, p. 136

Ryan, S., Gleeson, D., Jordan, K.N., Furey, A. and O'Brien, B. (2011). Reducing trichloromethane levels in milk. In: 40th Annual UCC Food Research Conference, UCC, Cork, 31-Mar-2011, p. 51

Ryan, S., O'Brien, B. , Gleeson, D. and Jordan, K.N. (2011). Trichloromethane levels in milk from thirty eight dairy herds. In: Agricultural Research Forum, The Tullamore Court Hotel, 14-Mar-2011, p. 19

Fitzgerald, S. and O'Brien, B. (2011). Automatic milking at Moorepark - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 116 - 118 ISBN

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2011). Guidelines for effective cleaning of milking equipment - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 105-107 ISBN

O'Brien, B. (2011). Milking process efficiency. Teagasc Greenfield Dairy Programme. Kilkenny Greenfield Open Day 4/5/11. Teagasc IE p. 80-92 ISBN

O'Brien, B. and Upton, J. (2011). Increase milking efficiency - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 110 - 111 ISBN

Ryan, S., O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2011). Reducing trichloromethane (TCM) levels in milk - Irish Dairying Planning for 2015, Moorepark'11 Open Day (29/6/11). Teagasc IE p. 108 - 109 ISBN

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2011). Chemical analysis of cleaning products and guidelines for the effective use of those products for cleaning milking equipment. IMQCS. Teagasc IE Article on the Web site ISBN

Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Cleaning products for milking equipment. Tresearch 5 (3) p. 28-29 ISSN 1649-8917.

Jago, J., O’Brien, B., McCoy, F. and Berry, D.P. (2010). Milking management of large herds. TResearch 5 (4) Winter p 24-25 ISSN 1649-8917.

Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Investigation of milking equipment cleaning procedures in three geographical areas where milk chemical residues were identified in bulk milk. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 13- Apr-2010, p.296.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and O'Callaghan, E.J. (2010). Effect of premilking teat preparation procedures on the microbial count on teats. In: Proceedings of the 5rh IDF Mastitis Conference, New Zealand, 21-Mar-2010, p. 667.

Gleeson, D., O'Callaghan, E.J. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Effect of individual cluster flushing between milkings on the bacterial count on liners. In: Mastitis Research into Practice : Proceedings of the 5th IDF Mastitis Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 21-Mar-2010, p.719.

More, S.J., O'Sullivan, K., O’Brien, B., Berry, D.P. and Kelly, P.T. (2010). Estimation of the effect of dilution due to milk yield on milk somatic cell count across cow parities. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 300.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Humphreys, J. (2010). Effect of omitting one milking weekly on milk production and quality characteristics. In: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and Agricultural Research Forum, Belfast, 12-Apr-2010, p. 15.

Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Chemical analysis of detergent - steriliser products and guidelines for their effective use for cleaning milking equipment- Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update-Series No. 14 on 6th May. Teagasc IE p. 41-46.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and Crowley, D. (2010). Breeding and Management Technologies to Increase Farm Profit - Cleaning and disinfection of milking equipment to minimize bacterial counts and detergent residues - Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update. Teagasc IE p. 34-37.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2009). Effect of milking 13 times weekly on milk production and quality characteristics. In Milchkonferenz, 2009 on 17/18th September, Vienna p. 31.

Kennedy, E., French, P. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Low fixed cost expansion options with increased labour efficiency. Tresearch Summer 2009 : 44-45 ISSN 1649-8917

O'Brien, B. , Beresford, T. and McCoy, F. (2009). Importance of producing nigh quality milk. Tresearch p.46-47 ISSN 1649-8917

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Cleaning procedures to achieve low bulk milk bacteria counts. In: Milk Quality Advisors Conference, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, 24-Feb-2009, p.1

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. and Fallon, R.J. (2009). Effect of milk feed source, frequency and location of feeding on calf performance. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.22

Gleeson, D., O'Brien, B. , Flynn, J. and Galli, F. (2009). Effect of pre-milking teat preparation procedures on the microbial counts on teats. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p. 92

Hinz, K., Kelly, A. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Proteomic Study of Changes in Cheddar Cheese over a Lactation Cycle. In: Proceedings of 38th Annual Research Conference Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences, UCC, Cork, 04-Sep-2008, p. 20

Kelly, P., More, S.J., O'Brien, B. and Berry, D. (2009). A study of the somatic cell count (SCC) of Irish milk from herd management and environmental perspectives. In: Teagasc Walsh Fellowships Seminar 2009, RDS, Dublin, 11-Nov-2009, p1

Kelly, P.T., O'Sullivan, K., Berry, D., More, S.J. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Association between somatic cell count, parity and stage of lactation. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.89

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: Lakeland Milk Quality Advisors, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon, 08-Jul-2009, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: Connaught Gold Milk Quality Advisors, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, 09-Jul-2009, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: Glanbia Milk Quality Advisors,, Moorepark, 11-Jan-2009, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Updating on Trichloromethane issue. In: Moorepark Quality Workshop, Moorepark, 01-Dec-2009, p1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: Bulk tank refrigerant technician seminar, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, 2/12/2009 p. 1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: IMQCS Milking technician group, Moorepark, 03-Jun-2009, p. 1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: IMQCS Conference, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, 26-May-2009, p.1

O'Brien, B. (2009). Updating on Trichloromethane issue. In: Moorepark Quality Workshop, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan, 03-Dec-2009

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2009). Comparison of whole lactation twice-a-day milking with part lactation once-a-day milking at different stages of lactation. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.14

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2009). Chemical residues in milk. In: Milk Quality Advisors Conference (ICOS), Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, 24-Feb-2009, p. 1

Shalloo, L., O'Donnell, S. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Economic analysis of a rotary and herringbone parlour at different size of a dairy enterprise. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, 12-Mar-2009, p.70

Deighton, M., O'Brien, B. , O'Loughlin, J., Shalloo, L. and Murphy, J.J. (2009). Dairy greenhouse gas emissions-Irish Dairying New Thinking for Challenging times (Moorepark Open Day 2009). Teagasc IE pp. 118-120

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Practical steps to improve milk hygiene - Moorepark Dairy Levy Update: Components of Dairy Herd Expansion: Heifer Rearing and Herd Health. Teagasc IE p. 35-40

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Cleaning and sanitising milking machines - Irish Dairying New Thinking for Challenging Times (Moorepark Open Day 2009). Teagasc IE pp. 67-70

O'Brien, B. , Gleeson, D. and Jordan, K.N. (2009). Trichloromethane and iodine residues in milk-Irish Dairying New Thinking for Challenging times (Moorepark Open Day 2009). Teagasc IE pp. 64-66

O'Brien, B. , Gleeson, D. and Shalloo, L. (2009). Evaluation of on-farm labour saving strategies for optimisation of herd size that could be managed by one operator. Teagasc IE p1-32 EOPR

O'Brien, B. , Berry, D., Kelly, P., Meaney, W.J. and O'Callaghan, E.J. (2009). A study of the somatic cell count (SCC) of Irish milk from herd management and environmental perspectives. Teagasc 5399 Pg 1-23

Mee, J.F., McCoy, F., Sayers, R. and O’Brien, B. (2008). Dairy herd health. T-Research, Volume 3, No. 3, 18-19 (In press).

Gleeson, D.E. O’Brien, B. and Mee, J.F. (2008). Novel management practises that reduce the labour inputs for calving and calf care. T-Research, Volume 3, No. 1, 19-21.

O’Brien, B., Kelly, P.T., Berry, D.P., O’Callaghan, E., O’Sullivan, K. and More, S. (2007). Farm factors affecting SCC and TBC. T-Research, Volume 2, No. 4, (Winter 2007).

O’Brien, B., Guinee, T., Gleeson, D., Meaney, W.J. and Kelly, A. (2007). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on processing quality of milk. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 12-13 March, 2007. Page 89.

Gleeson, D., O’ Brien, B. and Fallon, R. (2007). The effect of calf feeding frequency (whole milk) to calves on calf performance, health, labour and costs of production. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 12-13 March, 2007. Page 137.

Alonso Gómez, M., Llamas Moya, S., Boyle, L., Mee, J. F., O’Brien, B. and Arkins, S. (2007). Effects of milking frequency on phagocytosis and oxidative respiratory burst activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes of primiparous and pluriparous dairy cows. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 12-13 March, 2007. Page 61.

Boyle, L., O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2007). Effects of milking frequency on locomotion scores and lameness in dairy cows and heifers. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 12-13 March, 2007. Page 62

Kelly, P.T., O’Sullivan, K., O’Brien, B., Berry, D.P., O’Callaghan, E.J., Rath, M. and Meaney, W.J. (2007). Herd factors affecting somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds. In: Proceedings of Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 12-13 March, 2007. Page 134.

Gleeson, D., Berry, D. and O’Brien, B. (2006). Effect of milking procedure on the total bacterial count of bulk milk in seventy-seven dairy farms. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 15 March, 2006. Page 95.

Kelly, P.T., Berry, D., O’Brien, B., O’Sullivan, K., O’Callaghan, E.J., Rath, M. and Meaney, W.J. (2006). Temporal trends in bulk tank milk quality. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 15 March, 2006. Page 41.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Berry, D. (2006). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on lactation curve characteristics of spring-calving dairy cows. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 15 March, 2006. Page 14.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. Berry, D. and Meaney, W.J. (2006). Effect of milking frequency and nutritional level on udder health of spring-calving dairy cows. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 15 March, 2006. Page 96.

O’Driscoll, K., Boyle, L., Hanlon, A., O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2006). Validation of a system for automatic recording of standing and lying behaviour of dairy cows at pasture. In: Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore. 15 March, 2006. Page 94.

O’Brien, B.,D. Gleeson and J.F. Mee (2005). Effect of milking frequency and feeding level on milk production, somatic cell count and reproductive performance of dairy cows over the first 20 weeks of lactation. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 14-15 March, 2005. Page 28.

Boyle, L., O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Effect of milking frequency and nutrition on cow welfare. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 14-15 March, 2005. o Page 51.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and Mee, J.F. (2005). Milking frequency and nutritional levels. International Dairy Topics, 4 (6): 9-10.

O’Callaghan, O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and O’Donovan, K. (2005). Milking facilities and optimising labour use. International Dairy Topics, 4 (3): 11-14.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Mee, J.F. and Boyle, L. (2005). Once a day milking. Irish Farmers Monthly, May, 2005. pp. 53-57.

O’Brien, B. (2005). Once a day milking. The Furrow, Winter 2004/2005. Page 12.

O’ Brien, B., Gleeson, D. O’Donovan, K. (2004). The effect of altering teat preparation procedures on milking parlour performance. IDF Bulletin 388. Page 108.

O’ Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and O’Donovan, K. (2004). Labour expenditure on the milking process. International Dairy Topics Journal, 3 (3): 9-10.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, B. K., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D. J. and Kinsella, J. (2004). Dairy farm structural features for improved labour efficiency. Irish Farm Buildings Association Journal, 17: 9-13.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., McNamara, J. and O’Donovan, K. (2004). Relationship between labour efficiency, production system and profitability on dairy farms in Ireland. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 1-2 March, 2004. Page 81.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B. and O’ Callaghan, E. (2004). Effect of varying the number of milking units per operator on milking characteristics. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 1-2 March, 2004. Page 75.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, B. K., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D. J. and Kinsella, J. (2003). Dairy farm structural features for improved labour efficiency. In: Proceedings of Irish Farm Buildings Association. Kildalton, 24 April, 2003. pp 33-36.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Mee, J. F. (2003). Effect of feeding regime on the time of calving in dairy cows. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 3-4 March, 2003. Page 91.

Gleeson, D., O’ Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Fallon. J. (2003). Labour input associated with different calf feeding systems and their impact on calf performance. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 3-4 March, 2003. Page 90.

O’Brien, B., Fitzpatrick, C. Meaney, W.J., and Joyce, P. (2003). Relationship between somatic cell count and neutrophils in milk. Mastitis Newsletter 25. IDF Bulletin 381. Page 13.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G., Meaney, W. J., McDonagh, D. and Kelly, A. (2003). Effect of milking frequency on yield, composition and processing quality of milk. Mastitis Newsletter 25. IDF Bulletin 381. Page 7-8.

O’Donovan, K., O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Kinsella, J. and Ruane, D. (2002). Labour efficiency on dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 11-12 March, 2002. o Page 60.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Gleeson, D., Kinsella, J. and Ruane, D. (2002). Factors affecting labour efficiency of milking. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 11-12 March, 2002. Page 73.

Mee, J. F., Moyes, T., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2002). Fertility management practices on Irish dairy farms of different size. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 11-12 March, 2002. Page 29.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Ruane, D. and Kinsella, J. (2002). Factors affecting labour requirements associated with calf care on dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 11-12 March, 2002. Page 74.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, B. K., Ruane, D. J., Gleeson, D. and Kinsella, J. (2002). Labour on Dairy Farms – some new Irish research. Irish Farm Buildings Conference. Dublin, April, 2002. Irish Farm Buildings Association Journal, 40th Anniversary Edition, pp. 33-36.

O’Brien, B., Galvin, N. and. Culliton, N. Organic and conventional milk – composition and processability. (2001). In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 6-7 September, 2001. Page 103.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Kinsella, J. and Ruane, D. (2001). Labour study on dairy farms. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. Tullamore, 3-4 September, 2001. Page 81.

O’Callaghan, E., O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and O’Donovan, K. (2001). Milking facilities and labour. In: Proceedings of National Dairy Conference. Killarney, 22 November, 2001. pp 69-77.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D. and Kinsella, J. (2001). Labour demand in dairy production systems. In: Proceedings of Glanbia Winter Milk Conference. Kilkenny, 26 September, 2001. Folder 6646.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Gleeson, D., Kinsella, J. and Ruane, D. (2001). Profiling the working year on Irish dairy farms – identification of some work areas towards improvement in efficiency. Irish Grassland Conference, Cork, 11-12 September, 2001. Irish Grassland Association Journal, 35: 128-140.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. and Meaney, W. J. (2000). Milking frequency; effects on milk production, milk quality/processability and labour requirements. Farm and Food, 10 (3): 4-6.

O’Brien, B. (2000). Reducing milking frequency – an option in late lactation. Todays Farm, September/October 2000, pp. 15-16.

Crosse, S., O’Brien, B. and Ryan, G. (2000). Milk production and seasonality – Recommended Moorepark systems for a diversifying food industry. Farm and Food, Spring/Summer 2000, pp. 25-32.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. and Meaney, W. J. (2000). Effect of milking frequency on milk processability. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 19-20 September, 2000. pp 107.

O’Donovan, K., O’Brien, B., Kinsella, J., Ruane, D. and Gleeson, D. (2000). Labour on Dairy Farms – The springtime challenge. In: Proceedings of National Dairy Conference. Cork, 16 November, 2000. o pp 77-84.

Auldist, M., O’Brien, B., O’Kennedy, B., Mullins, C. and Guinee, T. (2000). Effect of cow breed on milk coagulation properties. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 19-20 September, 2000. pp 97.

Mehra, R., Meaney, W. J. and O’Brien, B. (2000). Effect of milk somatic cell count on composition and processing properties of milk. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 14-15 March, 2000. pp 199-200.

O’Brien, B., Ryan, G. and Meaney, W. J. (2000). Effect of milking frequency on milk yield and composition of late lactation cows. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 14-15 March, 2000. pp 197-198.

Lawless, F., Murphy, J. J., Fitzgerald, S., O’Brien, B., Devery, R. and Stanton, C. (2000). Dietary effect of bovine milk fat conjugated linoleic acid content. In: In: Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science, Occasional Publication no. 25 – Milk composition. Belfast, 16-17 September, 1999. pp 283-293.

O’Brien, B. (2000). Composition and processability of bovine milk from herds with different calving patterns. In: Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science, Occasional Publication no. 25 – Milk composition. Belfast, 16-17 September, 1999. pp 77-86.

Auldist, M., O’Brien, B., Mullins, C., Fenelon, M. and Guinee, T. (1999). A comparison of the formagraph and the Bohlin Rheometer for measuring rennet coagulation properties of milk. . In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 16-17 September, 1999. pp 149.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Mehra, R. and Connolly, B. (1999). Blending of milks from cows with different calving patterns- effect on milk processability. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 25-26 March, 1999. pp 183-184.

O’Brien, B., Fitzpatrick, C., Meaney, W. J. and Joyce, P. (1999). Relationship between somatic cell count and neutrophils in milk. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 25-26 March, 1999. pp 181-182.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Improving milk quality for processing. In: Proceedings of Moorepark Conference for Veterinary Surgeons. Moorepark, 27 January, 1999. pp 12-15.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Improving the quality of late lactation milk for processing. Todays Farm. September/October, 1999, pp. 36-38.

O’Brien, B., O'Connell, B. J. and Meaney, W. J. (1999). Effect of milking interval on milk yield and composition. IDF Bulletin 338. Page 9.

O’Brien, B., O’Callaghan, E. and Dillon, P. (1998). Effect of various milking machine systems on free fatty acid development in milk. Mastitis Newsletter 22. IDF Bulletin 330. Page 20.

O’Brien, B., O’Connell, J. and Meaney, W. J. (1998). Effect of milking interval on milk yield, composition and quality. Farm and Food, 8 (1): 28-30.

O’Brien, B. and Guinee, T. (1998). Milk composition and processing characteristics as affected by daily herbage allowance. Farm and Food, 8 (3): 6-7.

Guinee, T. and O’Brien, B. (1998). Composition , ripening and functionality of low-moisture Mozzarella cheese as affected by daily herbage allowance. Farm and Food, 8 (3): 11-12.

O’Brien, B., Mehra, R. and Connolly, J. F. (1998). Seasonal variation in the mineral and trace element concentration of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 3-4 September, 1998. Page 151.

O’Brien, B., Lennartsson, T., Mehra, R., Cogan, T. and Connolly, J. F. (1998). Seasonal variation in the vitamin concentration of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 3-4 September, 1998. Page 150.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, J. F. and Mehra, R. (1998). Seasonal variation in the composition and processing characteristics of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 3-4 September, 1998. Page 149.

Mehra, R., O’Brien, B. and Connolly, J. F. (1998). Seasonal variation in the nitrogen fractions of Irish manufacturing and retail milk. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 3-4 September, 1998. Page 152.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1998). Composition and processability of milk from spring and autumn-calved herds in mid and late lactation. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 19-20 March, 1998. pp 255-256.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J. J. (1998). Seasonality and milk processability. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 19-20 March, 1998. pp 257-258.

O’Brien, B. (1998). Influence of nutrition on milk quality and processability. In: Proceedings of IGFA Conference. Cahir, Co. Tipperary, 23 April, 1998. pp 71-82.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1997). The effect of forage type and level of concentrate feeding on the processability of early lactation milk. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 18-19 September, 1997. Page 136.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1997). The effect of concentrate supplementation on processability of milk from early lactation cows at pasture. In: Proceedings of Food Science and Technology Conference. UCC, 18-19 September, 1997. Page 134.

O’Brien, B., O'Connell, J. and Meaney, W. J. (1997). The effect of equal and unequal between milking intervals on milk yield, composition and somatic cell count. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 3-4 April, 1997. pp 285-286.

O’Brien, B., O'Callaghan, E. and Dillon, P. (1997). Effect of various milking machine systems and components on free fatty acid levels in milk. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 3-4 April, 1997. pp 289-290.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1997). Chemical composition and processing characteristics of milk produced by herds calving in Spring, Autumn or a combination of both times. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 3-4 April, 1997. pp 287-288.

Murphy, J. J. and O’Brien, B. (1997). Quality milk for processing - the production technology. In: Proceedings of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference. Fermoy, Co. Cork, 20 March, 1997. pp 56-87.

O’Brien, B., Fleming, M. and Connolly, B. (1996). The problem with seasonality. Food Ireland, September, 1996. Page 7.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, B., Murphy, J. J. and Fleming, M. (1996). Seasonality and processability of milk. Farm and Food, 6 (3): 10-12.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, B., Murphy, J. J. and Fleming, M. (1996). Free fatty acid levels in milk and dairy products. Farm and Food, 6 (3): 8-9.

O’Brien, B. (1996). Equal interval not crucial. Farmers Weekly, Dairy Update, April 26th, 1996.

O'Callaghan, E. and O’Brien, B. (1996). Effect of vacuum stability in mid-level and low-level milklines on free fatty acid levels in milk. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 28-29 March, 1996. pp. 209-210.

O’Brien, B. Murphy, J. J., Stakelum, G., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1996). The effect of daily herbage allowance on milk yield, chemical composition and rennet coagulation properties of milk. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 28 March, 1996. 99-100.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Dillon, P., Connolly, B. and Mehra, R. (1995). The effect of cow nutritional level on milk composition and processability. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 30-31March, 1995. pp 125-126.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J. and Dillon, P. (1995). Composition and quality of milk. In: Proceedings of Moorepark Dairy Exhibition. Cork and Longford, April, 1995. Teagasc, pp.87-92.

O’Brien, B., Dillon, P. and Crosse, S. (1994). Supplementation of Autumn pasture with silage and concentrates for Spring-calving dairy cows. In: Proceedings of Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association. UCD, 24-25 March, 1994. pp 89-90.

O’Brien, B. (1989). Teat canal penetrability and mastitis. Farm and Food Research, 20 (4): 6-7.

O’Brien, B. (1988). Comparison of the effects of normal and pulsationless milking on teat canal penetrability and new infection rate. In: Proceedings of Moorepark Dairy Farmers Conference. Fermoy, Co. Cork, 7 December, 1988. pp 79-80.

O’Brien, B. (1988). New developments in milking machine clusters - influence on teat canal penetrability. In: Proceedings of Moorepark Dairy Farmers Conference. Fermoy, Co. Cork, 7 December, 1988. pp 77-78.

O’Brien, B. (1988). Teat canal penetrability at drying-off and calving. In: Proceedings of Moorepark Dairy Farmers Conference. Fermoy, Co. Cork, 7 December, 1988. pp 75-76.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2006). Increasing farm labour efficiency. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update, 2 November, 2006. Series No. 4. Pages 28-32

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2006). Milking routine modifications to reduce labour input. Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update, 11-12 January, 2006. Series No. 1. Pages 20-25.

O’Brien, B. (2006). Report on EAAP and IDF meetings attended.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J.J. (2005). Report on EAAP conference held in Uppsala, Sweden. 5-8 June, 2005.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Report on Milking Machine conference held in Slovak Republic. 26 to 28 April, 2005.

O’Brien, B., Gallagher, B., Joyce, P., Meaney, W.J. and A. Kelly (2004). Quality and safety of milk from farm to dairy product. End of project report on Project No. 4642. Teagasc Web page.

O’Brien, B. (2004). Report on Automatic Milking conference held in Lelystad, Holland. 24 to 26 March, 2004.

O’Brien, B. (2004). Report on Regional Studies Association Conference held in Angers, France. 14 to 16 April, 2004.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J.J. (2004). Report on EAAP conference held in Bled, Slovenia. 5-9 September, 2004.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., O’Donovan, K., Kinsella, J. and Ruane, D. J. (2002). An examination of labour utilization on Irish dairy farms. Final Report. Project No. 4678. December, 2002. 32p.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D. and O’Donovan, K. (2002). An examination of labour systems on New Zealand dairy farms. Report on Moorepark Labour study tour of New Zealand. November, 2002.

Ruane, D. J. and O’Brien, B. (2001). Labour on Irish Farms – some new research from dairy farms. Agriculture Faculty Research Report, UCD.

O’ Brien, B. (2001). Written report on ‘Milking process’. Issued to all farms on labour study. June, 2001.

O’ Brien, B. (2001). Written report on ‘May-July work period’. Issued to all farms on labour study. .May, 2001.

O’ Brien, B. (2001). Written report on ‘Calf care’. Issued to all farms on labour study. February, 2001.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Chemical composition and processability of milks from herds with different calving patterns. Final Report. Project No. 4349. April, 1999. 24p.

O’Callaghan, E., Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (1998). The effects of milking system vacuum level on milk quality and teat skin condition. Final Report. Project No. 4175. December 1998.16p.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Dillon, P., Mehra, R., Connolly, B., Guinee, T. and Kelly, J., (1996). On-farm factors influencing the chemical quality of milk for processing. Final Report. Project No. 3879. September, 1996. 23p.

O’Brien, B., Connolly, B., Guinee, T., Murphy, J. J., Mehra, R., Fleming, M. and Kelly, P. (1996). Seasonality of milk production in Ireland. Teagasc, Moorepark, November, 1996. (In-house report).

Fleming, M. G., Connolly, J. F., O’Brien, B., O'Callaghan, E., Cogan, T. M., Guinee, T., Mulholland, E. and Drinan, F. (1996). Improvement in the quality of milk within the Community - Reduction of free fatty acids (FFA) levels in milk. Report on Commission Regulation (EEC) 1001/90. Contract no. 43.5. Undertaken by Teagasc on behalf of the European Community.

Top

Practical/Popular Publications

O'Brien, B. (2011). Milk quality supplement. Irish Farmers Journal 15-1-11

O'Brien, B. , Jordan, K.N. and Gleeson, D. (2011). Reducing trichloromethane (TCM) levels in milk. Moorepark News Winter 2011

O’Brien, B., Sayers, R. and Jordan, K.N. (2010). Caution required in the use of flukicides. Irish Farmers Journal 9/12/10.

Gleeson, D. and O’Brien, B. (2010). Cleaning questions answered. Irish Farmers Journal 19/08. Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Don't let poor quality cost you. Todays Farm July/August p. 22-23

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2009). Residues in milk 1. Newsletter on trichloromethane residue in milk. Irish Dairy Board Publication. (Sept)

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2009). Residues in milk 2. Newsletter on trichloromethane residue in milk. Irish Dairy Board Publication. (Sept)

O'Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. ( (2009). Ireland produces premium quality butter. Newsletter on trichloromethane residue in milk. Irish Dairy Board Publication. (Sept)

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Guide for troubleshooting a TCM problem on-farm. Irish Dairy Board Publication. (Nov)

Gleeson, D. and O'Brien, B. (2009). Correct washing and cleaning procedures for milking machines. Irish Dairy Board Publication (Nov)

O’Brien, B. (2008). Irish Independent . 22 January, 2008.

O’Brien, B. (2008). Irish Farmers Journal. January, 2008.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2007). Milk quality. Moorepark Open Day Book. 16 June, 2007. Teagasc.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2007). Labour efficiency on-farm. Moorepark Open Day Book. 16 June, 2007. Teagasc.

O’Brien, B. (2007). Cooling vital to milk quality. Irish Independent, 14 August, 2007.

Jordan, K. and O’Brien, B. (2006). Milk prevents brain damage. Moorepark news. Issue 19. August, 2006. Page 3.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2005). Milking routine modifications to reduce labour input. Moorepark Open Day Book. (Curtins Farm). 2 June, 2005. Teagasc. Pp. 11-12.

O’Brien, B. (2005). Article on ‘once a day milking’. Irish Independent.18 October, 2005.

O’Brien, B. (2005). Article on ‘once a day milking’. Irish Farmers Journal. June, 2005.

O’Brien, B. (2005). Article on ‘once a day milking’. Irish Independent. January, 2005.

O’Brien, B. (2005). Article on ‘once a day milking’. Irish Farmers Journal. January, 2005.

O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K., Gleeson, D. and McNamara, J. (2004). Relationship between labour efficiency, production system and profitability on dairy farms in Ireland. Irish Farmers Journal, Suppl. 3, Week-end 13 May, 2004. Page 1-3.

O’Brien, B., O’Callaghan, E. and Gleeson, D. (2004). Expansion – improving cow throughput. A Farmers Journal/FTMTA publication on Machinery. Week-end 19 June, 2004. pp 34 – 36.

O’Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Mee, J. and Boyle, L. (2004). Once a day milking. Irish Farmers Journal. 26 June, 2004.

O’Brien, B. and Gleeson, D. (2004). Once daily milking – change of lifestyle. Irish Independent. 10 August, 2004.

O’Brien, B. (2003). Calf rearing. Irish Independent, January, 2003.

Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., O’Donovan, K. and Mee, J.F. (2003). Calf feeding systems and their impact on calf performance. Irish Farmers Journal. Suppl. 3, Week-end 25 January, 2003. Page 9.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, P. (2002). Organic Milk and Dairy Products - The Issue of Quality. Johnstown Castle Open Day Book. July, 2002. Teagasc, pp. 95-98.

O’ Brien, B. (2002). All that labour. Irish Farming Independent. 22 January, 2002. Page 6.

O’Brien, B. (2001). Improving the biggest job – Milking. Irish Farmers Journal. 1 September, 2001. Page 2.

O’Brien, B. Labour and time management. (2001). Irish Farmers Journal. 26 May, 2001. Page 2.

O’Brien, B. Once daily milking. (2000). Irish Farmers Journal, 26 August, 2000.

O’Brien, B. and Meaney, W. J. (2000). Natural Irish milk. In: Profitable quality milk from grass. .Moorepark Open Day Book (Solohead Research Farm). July 2000. Teagasc, pp. 17-18.

O’Brien, B. (1999). Quality milk for processing. In: A new agenda for dairying. Moorepark Open Day Book, June 1999. Teagasc, pp. 64-68.

O’Brien, B. and Murphy, J. J. (1997). Milking interval and milkfat concentration. Irish Farmers Journal, October 11th, 1997.

O’Brien, B., O'Callaghan, E., Connolly, B. and Fleming, M. (1996). Seasonality and processability of milk. II. Irish Farmers' Journal, September 26, 1996.

O’Brien, B., Murphy, J. J., Connolly, B. and Fleming, M. (1996). Seasonality and processability of milk. I. Irish Farmers' Journal, September 19th, 1996.

O’Brien, B. (1996). Effect of milking interval on milk yield and composition. Irish Farmers' Journal, February 29th, 1996.

O’Brien, B., O'Farrell, K. and Murphy, J. J. (1995). Urea content of milk and its association with cow health and processability of milk. Irish Farmers' Journal, November, 1995.

O’Brien, B. (1995). FFA levels in milk - the problem and how to reduce it. Irish Farmers' Journal, June, 1995.

O’Brien, B. (1994). Chemical quality of milk. Dairying - Improving the Competitive Edge. Moorepark Open Day Book, June 1994. Teagasc, pp.116-118.

Dillon, P., Crosse, S. and O’Brien, B. (1993). Feeding the dairy cow this Autumn. II. Irish Farmers' Journal, October, 1993.

Dillon, P., Crosse, S. and O’Brien, B. (1993). Feeding the dairy cow this Autumn. I. Irish Farmers Journal, October 1993.

O’Brien, B. (1991). Hydrolytic Rancidity - Cost Efficient Dairying. Moorepark Open Day Book, May, 1991, Teagasc, pp.33-34.

O’Brien, B. (2006). Radio Interview on Morning Ireland on 28 March, 06

O’Brien, B. (2005). Once a day milking. Interview on Tipperary FM Radio Station. January, 2005.

Top

Thesis (title and abstract)

O’Brien, B. (1988). Milking machine factors affecting intra-unit pathogen transfer, teat condition and occurrence of new mastitis infections in bovines. Ph.D. Thesis, NUI (Cork).

O’Brien, B. (1984). Factors affecting ice formation and milk lipolysis during on-farm milk cooling. M.Sc. Thesis, NUI (Cork).

Top