Dairy Fertility and Sustainability Expert Maurice Boland Joins Alltech
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech are proud to welcome Professor Maurice Boland to the European team, based out of Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. Boland will join Alltech as Research Director, having spent the previous 40 years as a faculty member of University College Dublin (UCD) School of Agriculture.
His previous leadership roles include Head of the Department of Animal Science for nine years, Associate Dean for Research for three years and Dean of the Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment for two years. In January 2008, he was appointed as Principal of the College of Life Sciences and Vice President at UCD, and in September 2011 he went on to become Principal of the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine and Principal of the College of Health Sciences.
Boland, having been published widely in peer reviewed journals, brings with him a considerable breadth of knowledge and experience to spearhead Alltech’s latest initiatives in the field of dairy cow fertility and sustainability.
“The biggest focus in Europe right now is dairy herd fertility, health, and longevity. In addition to this, the agriculture industry will play a significant role in producing quality food in a sustainable manner for 9 billion people by 2050. These are crucial issues that I aim to address during my time as research director with Alltech,” said Boland.
“Boland’s appointment represents Alltech’s continued commitment to the agriculture industry and to the bioscience centre in Dunboyne, and it coincides with the expansion of the research and development facilities. Having supervised over 70 masters and PhD students, professor Boland will prove an unparalleled resource as Alltech moves forward in tackling the issues of dairy cow fertility and the carbon footprint and sustainability of the agriculture industry,” said Kevin Tuck, managing director of Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre.