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Animal Bioscience Research is located at Grange, Dunsany, Co.
Meath where new state-of-the-art laboratories, offices and ancillary
facilities are being constructed. The centre works closely with the
other animal centres and gives additional capacity in the core
animal science disciplines of nutrition, physiology, genetics, and
immunology as well as in the rapidly developing area of functional
genomics and related technologies (e.g. proteomics, metabolomics and
bioinformatics). Its mission is to improve the efficiency of
production of high quality meat and milk in Ireland.
Grange Research Centre is located in County Meath. Grange is the
national Beef Research Centre which provides research information on
all aspects of beef production in Ireland. Staff numbers consist of
11 researchers, with a support staff of 60. In addition, 15-20
students undertake post graduate studies as part of the programme.
Moorepark Research Centre is located in Fermoy, Country Cork.
The role of research at Moorepark is to anticipate the production
needs of a rapidly changing industry and to provide dairy and pig
producers with new and adapted technologies to improve
competitiveness and efficiency.
Oak Park Crops Research is located
in Carlow Town. Oak Park Research Centre is the national
centre for arable crop research. The main objective of the programme
at Oak Park is to support the arable crops sector of Irish
agriculture in maintaining, and where possible, expanding its
contribution to the national economy.
Research Centre is located in Galway and Dublin. The Centre's
primary role is to conduct social science research on topics related
to agricultural and food, quality of life and rural issues. RERC has
two base locations, one at the Teagasc Athenry Campus just outside
Galway City and the other at Teagasc Kinsealy Campus in North
Johnstown Research Centre is located is County Wexford.
Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and
the rural environment. The centre conducts research on soils,
nutrient efficiency, recovery and losses; air and water quality; the
agricultural environment and agro-ecology.
Athenry Production Research Centre is located in Galway. Athenry
Research Centre provides national research services in sheep
production and animal reproduction. The centre has sheep facilities
at Athenry, a lowland sheep unit at Knockbeg in Carlow and a hill
sheep farm at Leenane, Mayo.