Vet New AgriSearch Field Officer
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:35
David Anderson BVMS MRCVS has joined AgriSearch as a Field Officer to work alongside researchers at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and a number of farmer co-researchers on a suckler cow fertility study.
 This project is looking at improving the efficiency of suckler beef systems through novel breeding methods (synchronisation and sexed semen) and the use of high genetic merit sires.  The work is co-funded by DARD, NI under the Research Challenge Fund along with significant contributions from AgriSearch and industry partners Zoetis, Genus and AI Services.
David, who grew up on a suckler cow and beef finishing farm near Ballymoney, Co Antrim, studied veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow from 2008 – 2013. Since graduation he has gained valuable experience in a wide range of animal health issues working as a farm vet in Co Armagh
Commenting on his new post David said “In my new position with AgriSearch I hope to build on the skills I have acquired and am looking forward to all this has to offer.” 
Welcoming David to his challenging new role, AgriSearch chairman James Campbell said that the ‘on-farm’ research pioneered in Northern Ireland has attracted significant interest from several organisations including the European Commission. He added that the involvement of industry partners is an innovative aspect of this project to help bring research into practice on farms.   
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