The career of Harper Alumna Niamh Molloy has been profiled for The Poultry Site.
Having grown up on a beef and sheep farm in Northern Ireland, Niamh said she developed an early interest in livestock production, but it wasn’t until she came to Harper Adams to study BSc (Hons) Animal Science that she realised her passion lay in poultry.
She told the Poultry Site: “Harper Adams gave me the chance to spend my placement year with Aviagen in Australia and New Zealand. There, I gained invaluable experience on the farms and in the hatchery, getting a solid grounding in poultry operations.”
“After graduation, I joined the Aviagen UK team in the hatchery as a Quality Assurance Coordinator, and later moved to Scotland to further develop my career as a Trials Production manager.”
As the Commercial and Technical Manager at Aviagen, Niamh’s responsibilities include supporting and educating customers in optimising the welfare and performance of their birds, as well as visiting their farms and talking with managers. She also works with both Harper Adams in Ireland and the Harper Adams Development Trust to help encourage current students to consider careers in the poultry industry.
Having worked in the role for more than six years, Niamh said: “Agriculture and poultry are in my blood, and I am happy to keep doing what I am passionate about for the foreseeable future.”