David Fennelly

David Fennelly Nuffield Scholar 2023

David Fennelly, Dairy Farmer, Laois

David Fennelly from Emo in County Laois is a full-time dairy farmer in partnership with his parents. As part of his Nuffield Scholarship, David will explore alternative, swards, inputs, and grazing strategies, which can provide solutions at the root cause of challenges facing pasture-based dairy farms. David’s farm has a strong focus on reducing environmental impact and it is also a demonstration farm for the Signpost programme, which aims to showcase science-based technologies to reduce Irish agricultural emissions. David is a 2020 graduate of University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Dairy Business. As a member of a discussion group, David also has an active role in local Macra na Feirme and GAA clubs.