Farmer Focus: Emerald Holsteins

Managed under the ‘Emerald’ prefix, the Neville family, Co. Limerick has garnered international attention with their prize-winning Holstein herd.

Women in Ag: Annie Galligan

Annie Galligan, Co. Meath, a classically trained soprano has carved out a successful career as a farmer and Heatime animal specialist with Animal Health and Monitoring Systems LTD.

Farmer Focus: Silverbrook Herd

Catherina meets John McEvoy who runs a commercial sheep enterprise & herd comprising of commercial & pedigree Charolais cattle in Co. Offaly.

Farmer Focus: Barry O’ Sullivan

Catherina meets Barry O’ Sullivan who runs a dairy enterprise in partnership with his parents in Co. Meath. The Ballyhaise Ag. College graduate has travelled to Australia & Saudi Arabia.

Student Focus: Niall Diffley

Catherina meets Roscommon native, Niall Diffley who is studying Food & Agribusiness Management at UCD. The suckler & sheep farmer is interning with Agri Aware.

Farmer Focus: Gerard & Angela Brickley

Catherina meets Gerard and Angela Brickley who own and manage an 80-acre farm with 60 high-yielding robotically-milked cows; Fleckvieh genetics; & a zero-grazing system.

Ireland's Vets: Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell sat her Leaving Certificate twice and later took the plunge to study Vet Med in Budapest. She is the daughter of a well-known country music star & was also the 2005 Longford winner of the Rose of Tralee.

Farmer's Diary: Selecting suitable sires

This week, Catherina discusses the importance of selecting sires to match dams and reveals some of her top picks of the season including numerous AU; CH and LM bulls.

Farmer Focus: The Danagher Brothers

Catherina meets the Danagher brothers, Errill, Co. Laois who run a commercial and pedigree Charolais herd. The family finish 60% of the progeny on-farm.