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Dr Padraig O’Kiely Presented With Teagasc Gold Medal

Dr Padraig O’Kiely Presented With Teagasc Gold Medal
May 09
16:14 2016

The 2015 winner of the Teagasc Gold Medal is Dr Padraig O’Kiely, who has dedicated a lifetime of work as a researcher at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland, Research and Innovation centre in Grange, County Meath. The Teagasc Gold Medal is awarded on an annual basis to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to Teagasc and to the agriculture and food sectors.

The award was presented to Dr O’Kiely by the Teagasc Chairman, Dr Noel Cawley. He said: “Padraig is one of the leading worldwide figures in forage agronomy, conservation, and utilisation. He has published almost 600 scientific papers, over 400 articles in technical and popular farming press and has given over 1,000 presentations to farming and industry conferences and events. He is an editor of five prestigious international peer reviewed journals. His work has stood the test of time and he is one of the outstanding scientists in the organisation.”

Dr Padraig O’Kiely graduated from UCD with a first class honours degree in agricultural science in 1978. He completed a Masters Degree in Agricultural Science after joining An Foras Taluntais, followed by his PhD, all in the area of silage production. His scientific interests are many, but it is his contribution to agricultural research that is of international stature, specifically his contribution to advancing scientific and practical knowledge of forage production, its conservation, and utilisation for livestock production.

Padraig O’Kiely was one of the first recipients of a Fulbright Scholarship and spent 1986 on sabbatical at United States Dairy Forage Research Centre on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. He is a past President of the Irish Grassland Association and in 2011 was awarded the Irish Grassland Association Lifetime Merit award. He has been a judge at the Young Scientist of the year competition for over a decade.

Accepting the award, Dr O’Kiely said: “It’s a huge honour and very humbling to receive the award and I would like to thank all the people I have worked with in Grange over the years and in the rest of the organisation. I have always approached my research work to find out the truth and then tell the truth and supply the information to farmers and other people who needed it. “

The Teagasc Gold Medal is recognition for advancing the work of Teagasc and is aimed at encouraging high performance and promoting excellence. Previous winners of the Teagasc Gold Medal were: Professor Liam Donnelly, Dr Paul Cusack, Nuala King, Professor Paul Ross, Dr Lance O’Brien, Christy Watson and Professor Tim Guinea.

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Gold Medal Winner Dr Padraig O’Kiely being presented with his medal by Dr Noel Cawley, Teagasc, Chairman.

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