Teagasc's Derrypatrick Herd manager, Denis Minogue, passed away peacefully at his home at Moanfin, Kilruane, Nenagh last week.
The 31-year-old had bravely battled cancer for nearly two years, and during that time he continued his work with Teagasc's Grange unit in Co Meath.
Denis grew up on the family farm in Tipperary and attended St Flannan's College in Ennis, Co Clare, before going on to study agricultural science in UCD.
After graduating in 2007, he went on to research the impact of dairy effluent on the environment at Teagasc, Moorepark.
He was awarded his PHD for this research in 2011, when he moved to Grange to continue research work with the fledgling Derrypatrick Herd.
During his time there he assessed the optimum breed for a calf-to-beef system.
He also wrote extensively on the month-to-month management challenges faced by the herd in the Farming Independent.
To his father Donnacha, mother Eileen, sister Jennifer and brother Kevin, we extend our deepest sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.