Student Focus: Paul Smith

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.

Student Focus: Andrew O’Donnell

22-year-old Andrew O’Donnell juggles his Animal Science studies with farming; relief milking; sport and an involvement with Macra Na Feirme.

Student Focus: Martin Merrick

Catherina meets Martin Merrick, a UCD Animal and Crop Production student, sheep farmer and pedigree Charolais breeder from Mayo.

Student Focus: Doireann Mulhall

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.

Student Focus: Miriam Walton

Catherina meets Miriam Walton – a 22-year-old WIT student who runs a beef & dairy enterprise with her family on the Tipperary/ Kilkenny border.

Student Focus: Cormac O’Donnell

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.

Student Focus: Dáire Brady

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.

Student Focus: Bobby Duncan

Roscommon native Bobby Duncan is a suckler farmer and fourth-year BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Student Focus: Gavin Brady

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.

Student Focus: Andy Corbett

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.

Student Focus: Karol Devaney

Catherina meets UCD Agricultural Science student, Karol Devaney who relishes the idea of building businesses; shearing sheep and farming.

Student Focus: Sean O'Sullivan

Catherina meets Sean O'Sullivan, a Limerick native who is studying Land Management at WIT and is working his ways towards becoming a lecturer.

Student Focus: Aoife Flannery

Catherina meets UCD Ag. Science student, Aoife Flannery. Aoife hails from a dairy, beef and cattle-dealing background.

Student Focus: Conor Wixted

Catherina meets Conor Wixted, a final-year G.M.I.T Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business student who is running his own farm in Co. Clare.

Student Focus: Jamie Hayes

Catherina meets Jamie Hayes, a 21-year-old CIT student who is a suckler farmer; a multi-prize winning ploughman & an avid lover of GAA.

Student Focus: Rian Kennedy

Catherina meets Rian Kennedy a 20-year-old UCD student who is reaping the rewards of breeding Stabiliser cattle in Sligo and has plans to run a carbon neutral farm.

Student Focus: Peter Fagan

Catherina meets Peter Fagan, an ambitious second-year Vet Medicine student at UCD, who is also running an intensive dairy and beef operation in Westmeath.