Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Specialist Nutrition can advise farmers on how moist, and liquid feeds fit into their dietary system as well as on storing, preserving our feeds.
Jim Buckley

Jim Buckley

Managing Director, Specialist Nutrition
Jim Buckley

Jim Buckley

Managing Director, Specialist Nutrition

Jim comes from a family farm background in Co Kildare. After leaving school, Jim went to UCD School of Agriculture and achieved a B Agr. Sc (Hons) in 1985. For 13 years Jim worked in a leading Agricultural Merchant as General Manager.

In 1998, Jim joined Forage Systems as Managing Director and continued to grow the business which later became Specialist Nutrition with the development of moist and liquids feeds market. Specialist Nutrition is now the leading supplier of high-quality feeds and supplements to progressive dairy and beef farmers in Ireland and the UK.

Jim is a member of the Agricultural Science Association, Irish Farmers Association and Irish Holsten and Friesian Association.

Terence Delaney

Terence Delaney

Commercial Director, Specialist Nutrition
Terence Delaney

Terence Delaney

Commercial Director, Specialist Nutrition

Terence comes from a family farming beef and tillage background in Co. Laois. After finishing school, Terence studied at UCD School of Agriculture and achieved a BAgrSc in 2009.

To date, Terence's career has been focused on the animal nutrition and animal health sectors.

Having joined Specialist Nutrition in 2021, Terence has a keen interest in the continued development and progression of Irish farming and agricultural industry.

Amy Roche

Amy Roche

Business Development Manager
Amy Roche

Amy Roche

Business Development Manager

Originally from Dublin, Amy studied at UCD School of Agriculture and graduated with a BAgrSc in 2008. Animal nutrition and efficient production have been key areas of focus in her career to date, and has extensive experience working with dairy farms in Waterford and Cork and particularly enjoys helping farmers troubleshoot animal health and nutrition issues on farm. Amy has a very strong knowledge of quality forage production and has worked closely with numerous farms to improve the quality of their home-grown forages.

Michael Cleary

Michael Cleary

Beef Nutrition Manager
Michael Cleary

Michael Cleary

Beef Nutrition Manager

Holder of Agricultural Science degree and a Masters in meat science from Bristol University. Has managed one of the largest beef units in Ireland and also as Quality Assurance Manager. Micheal has extensive knowledge of Beef and Dairy nutrition.

Pat Coakley

Pat Coakley

Southern Area Manager
Pat Coakley

Pat Coakley

Southern Area Manager

Pat comes from a dairy background and has worked extensively in the agricultural industry for over 20 years. Working with Specialist Nutrition in the Cork and Kerry region for the past 6 years he has helped dairy and beef farmers to maximise their potential.

Nigel Condell

Nigel Condell

Liquid Feeds and Northern Area Manager
Nigel Condell

Nigel Condell

Liquid Feeds and Northern Area Manager

Nigel’s family farming background in animal and crop production prompted him to study Agricultural Science at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Nigel worked in the UK as a dairy and beef nutritionist before joining Specialist Nutrition in 2017 as Liquid Feed Manager for Ireland. He specialises in the areas of dairy farm management, beef farm management, and dairy cow signals. Nigel loves the challenge of maximizing farm potential and has seen first hand the results for his Farmers from using Specialist Nutrition moist and liquid feeds, and how this high-quality, nutritious animal feed fit into a TMR diet.

Rachel McCarthy

Rachel McCarthy

Dairy Nutrition Manager
Rachel McCarthy

Rachel McCarthy

Dairy Nutrition Manager

From a mixed dairy and beef enterprise farm in Cork. Studied animal and crop production in UCD. Then completed the agricultural graduate programme and also worked as an area sales manager for two years with Dairygold Co-op before joining Specialist Nutrition as an area manager and dairy nutritionist.