Phone: +353 86 2532478

Expertise to Help Balance Farm Systems

About Martin Kavanagh


Martin Kavanagh is a qualified veterinarian, Cow Signals® trainer and dairy herd health consultant. He has worked internationally in a variety of ruminant production systems. Over the past 20 years he has worked in roles as a farmer, practising veterinarian, cattle nutritionist, in agri-business and skills training.

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Martin Kavanagh MVB MRCVS Cert. DHH
Silva, Dromline Rd., Tipperary, Co.Tipperary
Phone: +353 (0) 86 2532478

What Martin Believes:

  • I believe that animal health and production issues can be managed by getting the herd in balance. I believe that there is no one quick solution to herd health and performance – it’s a long game but when you get it right it stays right. I believe the farmer should be in control of the herd performance.
  • I believe in honest, clear and open communication.
  • My purpose is to take an objective overview at farm level and prioritise the next steps to ensure the best economic results in the short and long term.
  • My expertise is in herd health problem solving, cow nutrition particularly dry and transition cow management, calf health, infectious disease management, lameness management, fertility investigation and somatic cell count control.
  • I will give an independent view and problem-solving is based on evidence gathered.
  • If I cannot gather the evidence or cannot see the solution or if I need help, I will tell you.


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Helping Farmers

By using tried and tested farm assessment and tailored action plans, Martin helps farmers to better understand farming balance to maximize output and profit.

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Agri Companies

Martin has two decades of experience helping agri-businesses to better understand and communicate their support for balanced farming systems.

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Farmer Groups

As an independent farm systems advisor and trainer, Martin works with farmer groups, colleges, vets, government bodies and more to help them achieve their potential.

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