Episode 12

Experts In Their Field, Episode 12 ā€“ Pat Dillon & Padraig Walsh

Laois dairy farmer and IFA past president Padraig Walsh caught up with Professor Pat Dillon, Head of Animal and Grassland Research & Innovation programme at Teagasc.


From a dairy farm in West Clare, Pat details his extensive educational and career achievements across a stellar career in agricultural research and knowledge transfer. 


Padraig and Pat discuss the tremendous achievements and advances made in animal performance based on a continued focus on grazing management, excellence in science and building the capabilities of producers.  This podcast explores the power of a good team, the strength of open discussion and debate and the capacity for technological development.


Pat continues to focus on the development of research programmes which nourish and strengthen both the environmental and financial sustainability of family farms. 

ASA congratulate Pat on his contribution to agricultural science and wish him, Claire, Laura and Brian the very best for the future.


We thank Padraig Walsh for kindly hosting the podcast