Kildalton Students Visit AFBI

Date published: 01 March 2017

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The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) recently hosted final year agricultural students from Kildalton College, Teagasc's largest college, situated in Co Kilkenny.

Ruth Kinkead (AFBI) far left pictured with Kildalton College students who recently visited AFBI Hillsborough and Steven Morrison (AFBI) far right.

The students visited the AFBI Hillsborough site for a tour of the research facilities.

During their visit, the students received an overview of the dairy, youngstock and nutrient management research underway at AFBI Hillsborough. The 55-strong group of predominantly dairy students, discussed pre-weaning calf nutrition, health monitoring in youngstock and alternative protein sources for dairy cow diets, amongst other areas, with AFBI PhD and early career scientists.

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