Graduate Profile: Dr. Louise Mc Namara

Dr. Louise Mc Namara studied a BSc in Biological Sciences and has a PhD in the area of entomology and biocontrol. She works as a Research Officer at Teagasc, Oak Park.

Cull cows top out at €2.05/kg at Gortatlea

Heifers sold to €2.45/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.30/kg, weanling heifers made up to €2.82/kg and weanling bulls fetched up to €2.95/kg.

Women in Ag: Áine Devlin

Catherina meets Áine Devlin (22) - a fourth-generation farmer from Down. She farms, runs her own business and is a part-time independent sales agent for Agri-Lloyd.

Student Focus: Chloe Dreaper-Eyre

Chloe Dreaper-Eyre (20) – a fourth-generation farmer from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway – studies Bioveterinary Science at AIT and is involved in the running of the family farm.

Strong farmer demand for forward store bullocks at Dowra

“Another very big sale of cattle met a strong trade for the fancy store heifers and weanling heifers but the bull calves proved harder sold except for a few very fancy lots”

Farmer Focus: Elegante Pedigree Livestock

Michael Kinane and family, Co. Tipperary breed pedigree Limousin and pedigree Angus cattle; many of their bulls and females have been sold to customers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Contractor of the Week: E. Egan Agri-Services

Eddie Egan – a Roscommon native – established his own Agri contracting firm at the age of 23. He studied at Mountbellew/G.M.I.T and farms in his own right.

Athlone trio invent a Smart Electric Fence

The device constantly monitors the voltage of an electric fence and disables an electric fence should an animal become entangled in it.