Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson

2022

Bruce is a dairy farmer from County Laois in Ireland. Coming from a large commercial farm business, Bruce received a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate dung beetles as a biological control mechanism for animal parasites. His research and travels have been in the area of beetle husbandry and grazing strategies.

Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

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Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

Demonstration Walk
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