Maeve O’Keeffe is in partnership with her parents, running a spring calving dairy farm. Maeve is the Founder and CEO of Inspect 4 Hoof Trimming Limited, which manufactures a roll-over crate for trimming cows feet, and which has won numerous innovation awards. She is a participant on the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Programme. She is the Secretary of the Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association and the Chairperson of St. Catherine’s Camogie Club.
Maeve is a 2015 Scholar, and deferred her GFP and other travel for a year, and completed her Nuffield programme with the 2016 scholars.
Maeve attained a BSc in Land Management Agriculture from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2012. She previously spent 18 months working on a 1,300 cow dairy farm in New Zealand. Her experience in New Zealand gave rise to the genesis of her solution, the ‘Inspect 4 turn over crate’.
It is as a result of her experiences to date that Maeve decided on her Nuffield topic ‘To Investigate Lameness in Dairy Cows’.
Reducing Lameness in Dairy Cows