LacPatrick nabs senior Teagasc scientist

LacPatrick Dairies has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Crosson, who has been working with Teagasc for the past number of years.

Crosson, who has been based out of Grange, had a Ph.D. from UCD and has focussed on modelling beef systems, economic analysis, feed costs and welfare economics in his role.

LacPatrick, was formed with the 2015 merger of Town of Monaghan and Ballyrashane Co-ops, made the announcement recently that Crosson is joining the organisation as Group Technical Support Manager to producers and customers of its high quality 600m litre milk pool.

From a dairy and beef farm at Shercock, Co. Cavan, Paul has been a highly respected research scientist with Teagasc in Grange for the last 10 years.

His new role with LacPatrick starting in September will have a strong focus on enterprise viability, farm and customer assurance and the sustainable development of dairying throughout the Co-op heartland.

Crosson’s departure is not the first high-profile person to leave Teagasc. Two years ago, Stan Lalor left Teagasc to join Grassland AGRO.

He left the role of researcher and enterprise leader with Teagasc at Johnstown Castle to head up Grassland AGRO’s speciality business, with responsibility for the sales, marketing and development.