Ireland’s Vets: Emma Chedgey

Emma Chedgey’s passion for horses inspired her to become a vet. She lived in Canada, graduated from UCD and worked in Wales before joining Lisadell Equine Hospital.

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.

Women in Ag: Marykate Condren

19-year-old Marykate Condren failed to obtain her first-choice CAO offer, but the Wicklow native accepted her place on UCD’s Dairy Business course instead.

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: Gillian Richardson

Third-generation farmer Gillian Richardson may only be 22-years-old, but she will graduate from UCD in September. The Tullow native also studied at UConn and interned with Agri Aware.

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.

Ireland's Vets: Stephen McCarthy

Stephen McCarthy may not carry an ounce of farming blood, but that did not deter the Dublin native from pursuing a career in a mixed veterinary practice.

Women in Ag: Grace O’Reilly

Grace O’Reilly worked as an agronomist after she graduated UCD. The Meath native has since been appointed as the Tillage Business Manager in Waterford/Cork with Glanbia.

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.

Student Focus: Stephen Coen

Catherina meets 22-year-old Mayo native, Stephen Coen - a successful sheep and suckler farmer; student and GAA star who is no stranger to lifting prestigious trophies.

Ireland's Vets: Shona Maguire

Dublin native Shona Maguire may not carry an ounce of farming blood but brings eight years’ experience to the Veterinary sector - she recently established her own bull & ram fertility testing business.

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.

Women in Ag: Sinéad Edwards

Catherina meets 19-year-old Cavan native, Sinéad Edwards, who juggles life as a suckler farmer with third-level studies at UCD.

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.

Ireland’s Vets: Aibhlin Finn

Aibhlin Finn didn’t take the usual steps into Veterinary Medicine - she studied Animal Science at UCD & a Masters in Wildlife Conservation before she made the major jump.

Women in Ag: Anne Kelleher

Catherina speaks to Anne Kelleher, a Teagasc Walshfellow who has a keen interest in Parasitology. Anne is a fifth-generation dairy sheep farmer in the Rebel County.

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.