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Catherina meets Evan Walsh who is involved in the running of a 200-dairy cow herd in Co. Offaly. The 21-year-old is currently on placement in The Netherlands.
24-year-old John Forbes graduated with a degree in Dairy Business last week. The Cork native is currently involved in the running of a 131-cow dairy farm.
20-year-old Aoife Walsh completed a Level-5 Certificate in Animal Care before she progressed to AIT’s Veterinary Nursing programme. The Laois native is now in second year.
Relief milking at the age of 14 sparked Cian Jobe’s interest in dairying. The Co. Longford native studied at Ballyhaise before undertaking a degree in Dairy Farm Management.
Fabian McCarthy is a fourth-year Agricultural Science student at Institute of Technology Tralee. The 20-year-old and his father run a 175-cow dairy herd.
Catherina meets 20-year-old Catherine Hearne, a third-year Veterinary Nursing student at UCD. The Kilkenny native is also a talented musician and chess player.
The Certified Irish Angus Schools competition inspired 20-year-old Aoife Bergin to study Animal and Crop Production Science at UCD. The Tipperary native is also a former camogie player.
John Dullea’s beef farming roots sparked an interest in animal genetics. He completed work placement with the ICBF and has just finished a degree in Ag. Science at WIT.
Dublin’s Jennifer Doyle may not carry an ounce of farming blood, but the 27-year-old holds a degree in Equine Science; worked as a data analyst and is now undertaking a PhD in Statistical Genomics
Paul Smith from South Dublin holds a degree in Animal Science; worked with Macra na Feirme and is now a Teagasc and UCD PhD student.
22-year-old Andrew O’Donnell juggles his Animal Science studies with farming; relief milking; sport and an involvement with Macra Na Feirme.
Catherina meets Martin Merrick, a UCD Animal and Crop Production student, sheep farmer and pedigree Charolais breeder from Mayo.
Catherina meets 20-year-old dairy and tillage farmer, Doireann Mulhall. The Kilkenny native is studying Animal Science at UCD and is actively involved in the IHFA.
Catherina meets Miriam Walton – a 22-year-old WIT student who runs a beef & dairy enterprise with her family on the Tipperary/ Kilkenny border.
Catherina meets Longford’s Cormac O’Donnell, an Animal Science student at UCD. The 21-year-old's interest was sparked in the sector when he began farming with his uncle.
Catherina meets 19-year-old Dáire Brady, a first-year Dairy Business student at UCD who is casting a strong eye on Agri-law; Auctioneering; or Agri-journalism.
Roscommon native Bobby Duncan is a suckler farmer and fourth-year BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Catherina meets Gavin Brady from Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, a dairy farmer and former student of Ballyhaise Agricultural College who is currently completing a Diploma in Dairy Herd Management.
Catherina meets Andy Corbett, a third-year UCD Vet Med student who runs an intensive beef farm with his father. The Corbetts finish 120 U and R grade Continental heifers under 30 months in Co. Westmeath.