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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catherina meets Roscommon native, Niall Diffley who is studying Food & Agribusiness Management at UCD. The suckler & sheep farmer is interning with Agri Aware.
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.
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.
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 Cavan native, Sinéad Edwards, who juggles life as a suckler farmer with third-level studies at UCD.
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.
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.
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.
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.