Animal Health Ireland Cell Check Strategy
Above: Mike Magan, Gerry Boyle, Finola McCoy, Don Crowley and Tom O’Dwyer planning Ireland’s mastitis initiative in 2010
Client: Animal Health Ireland
Responsibilities: To provide expert opinion to the working group developing Ireland’s new mastitis infection reduction program
The need: Animal Health Ireland asked the Harris Park Group for expert advice during the formative stages of their new nationwide mastitis control program in 2010.
What we did: After an introduction and briefing to the project in Moorepark, Drs Pauline Brightling and John Penry participated in an intensive 10-day stint of farmer conferences, working groups and industry workshops. The final three days were spent working with the hosts discussing some foundational ideas for the CellCheck program. A punishing schedule but very worthwhile.