articles about women-in-ag
Catherina meets Danielle Stewart, who holds a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management. The Donegal native is currently involved in the operation of a mixed enterprise.
Sixth-generation farmer Maeve O’Keeffe runs a 130-cow dairy herd; is the Founder and CEO of Inspect 4 and 2015 Nuffield Scholar.
Shelby Zmurchyk once considered a career in the medical field, but she was drawn back to her farming roots. The Canadian native is currently working on the farm of Peter and Paula Hynes, Co. Cork.
Glanbia's Ruminant Business Manager, Niamh Bambrick is a well-known UCD graduate; camogie player and long-distance runner; an ASA council member; and Macra member.
Annie Galligan, Co. Meath, a classically trained soprano has carved out a successful career as a farmer and Heatime animal specialist with Animal Health and Monitoring Systems LTD.
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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.
Niamh Seoighe once considered a career in Irish and Media, but the 25-year-old was drawn back to her strong hill sheep farming roots and studied Agri-Business.
Dr. Deirdre Purfield, a Researcher in genomics at Teagasc has not only collaborated with international research teams but her work has also been published in leading scientific journals.
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.