Prof John O'Doherty receives International Award

11th April 2016 

British Society of Animal Science honour School of Agriculture and Food Science Professor with prestigious Award.

The British Society of Animal Science have awarded Professor John O’Doherty,  UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science’s Professor of Animal Nutrition and Institute Member, the Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize at their annual Conference Dinner at Chester University on Wednesday 6th April 2016.

This prestigious Prize is awarded by the Society to anyone in research, teaching, advisory, farming or affiliated professions who has made a significant contribution to the science or development of animal production.


Professor John O'Doherty receives the Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize from Dr Caroline Rymer, President,

British Society of Animal Science.

The overall nature of Professor O’Doherty’s research programme is to develop novel sustainable husbandry strategies to enhance pig productivity and health while imparting a positive impact on environmental load. The novel nutritional compounds investigated include prebiotics, antimicrobials and enzymes from a variety of natural sources, including seaweeds, cereals, yeast and milk by-products. The innovative husbandry strategies include: 1) the role of energetically efficient pigs in feed utilisation, animal productivity and environmental load; 2) the role of maternal nutrition on the subsequent health and lifetime productivity of the progeny.