Lance Woods

Lance Woods 2022 Nuffield Scholar. Photo: Finbarr O'Rourke

Lance Woods is a 2022 Nuffield Scholar from Cootehill, Co Cavan. Lance’s Nuffield research topic is “How can Animal Health positively impact our climate change targets”

Lance will investigate the role of animal health in achieving our environmental goals.

Lance’s primary objectives for his study; How do we reduce emissions through animal health and how to change behaviour/habits/mindset at farm level- what motivates this change? Lance will investigate efficient farming relating to animal health practices, preventative animal health strategies and animal health ag tech. Lance intends to travel to Israel, Netherlands, Canada and the UK during the course of his Nuffield Scholarship.

Lance grew up on a small pedigree cattle and sheep farm, he has been immersed in Irish Agriculture from a young age. Lance is currently a Ruminant Territory Manager with MSD Animal Health Ireland. He has a B.Agr.Sc from UCD and a NOAH Certificate in Animal Health from Harper Adams. Lance obtained his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from DCU in 2018. He has 10 years’ experience in the animal health industry. Lance has experience working with Agricultural Systems across Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

“How can Animal Health positively impact our climate change targets”