Declan awarded for interesting findings and solutions

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Dr Tony Woodcock, Lecturer in BSc in Agriculture and Declan Byrne

Dr Tony Woodcock, Lecturer in BSc in Agriculture and Declan Byrne

Declan delighted to accept this award for final year project poster in recognition of his work on the subject of dirt scores in cattle at housing

Declan Byrne, a past pupil of New Ross CBS, New Ross, County Wexford is one of 2 students at WIT to be awarded a Final Year Project Poster award in the Department of Science Awards which took place on the 22 May 2019.

Declan, from Inistioge in Kilkenny, came returned to WIT as a mature student and is a 3rd-year student is studying BSc in Agriculture. 

Award
I was nominated for the award by all the lecturers of WIT and Kildalton Agricultural College who supervised the final year thesis projects. My presentation was based on the findings of my thesis on "A study into The Effects of Housing on The Dirt Scores of Beef Cattle"

I have recently returned to WIT to complete my Level 7 degree, to compliment my Level 6 Diploma in Farm Management that I achieved in 1998. I am delighted to accept this award in recognition of my work on the subject of dirt scores in cattle at housing. This is a very important topic and has the potential to erode Ireland's competitive advantage in the marketing of Irish beef. The supply of dirty cattle can also affect the health of consumers. My presentation offers interesting findings relating to different housing types and their effects on dirt scores, while also offering solutions to improve cattle cleanliness at slaughter.

I intend to apply for entry to BSc (Hons) in Land Management at WIT for September 2019. This would take me one step closer to my ultimate goal of becoming an Agricultural College Teacher. I believe that agricultural education is key to shaping the mindset of young farmers to produce top quality, sustainable produce that is produced in an environmentally friendly manner.

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