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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 Bernie Mac Carthy, who gave up her nursing career to focus on running a pedigree Aberdeen-Angus herd in Westmeath. The Cork native is also an active member of the IFA.
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.
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 31-year-old Evelyn Drake, who is studying a PhD in Bull Fertility. The North Cork native has previously completed numerous other degree programmes & also worked for Lely.
Catherina meets Miriam Walton – a 22-year-old WIT student who runs a beef & dairy enterprise with her family on the Tipperary/ Kilkenny border.
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.
Bernadette Murphy has over 35 years’ experience in the agricultural machinery field. She runs Murphy’s Motors with her brother, a New Holland dealership firm 58 years in business.
Catherina meets 19-year-old Cavan native, Sinéad Edwards, who juggles life as a suckler farmer with third-level studies at UCD.
Catherina meets 20-year-old Maeve Keane, who juggles life as a dairy farmer with her Rural Enterprise & Agri-Business studies at G.M.I.T.
Catherina meets Leitrim’s Majella Mc Cafferty, a qualified veterinary nurse who works as a Farm Development Advisor with LacPatrick.
Emma Ahtonen secured her first job in Agriculture at the age of 18 and is the first ever Dairy Management Advisor for UK and Ireland for DeLaval.
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.
Thea Broderick once considered a career in Podiatry, but her strong farming roots sparked an interest in studying Agricultural Science at WIT.
“People have never doubted my abilities as a woman in Agriculture.” Catherina meets Marian Dalton, who started farming when she married a farmer over thirty-five years ago.
Catherina meets Jade Fielding, a 23-year-old student who took the scenic route when it came to pursuing a career in Agriculture. Jade is studying a Level-6 Cert in Dairy Herd Management.
On this week's Sunday Video feature, we went down to meet Kilkenny's Camogie All-Star, Edwina Keane.