Feature: Lorraine Moffitt

Lorraine Moffitt (16) is a fifth-year student that hails from a dairy, beef, suckler & sheep farm. She enjoys attending Manorhamilton Livestock Sales.

Women in Ag: Slany Sheridan

Animal Science - Equine graduate Slany Sheridan (21), Ballinagh, Co. Cavan runs a dairy & pig farm with her father and brother. She hopes to work in the agri-food sector in the future.

Student Focus: Phoebe Hartnett

Phoebe Hartnett (26) grew up near Cork City and studied Animal Science at UCD. She is now undertaking a PhD in Pig Health & Welfare.

Farmer Focus: Knockcroghery Pedigrees

Joe, Mark and Declan Miley are multi-prize-winning pedigree sheep and pedigree cattle breeders from Co. Roscommon.

Feature: CelticChieftan Shetland Pony Stud

Ann Nicholson breeds Miniature Shetland ponies in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She exhibits at agricultural shows and has sold and purchased ponies across the waters.

Women in Ag: Andrea Hickmann

Andrea Hickmann worked as a nurse in Germany for 15 years before she moved to Galway to farm with her partner. They milk an 80-cow herd and utilise Fleckvieh genetics.

Student Focus: Hazel Rooney

Despite not having a farming background, Wicklow’s Hazel Rooney (24), studied Animal Science and is now undertaking a PhD in Swine Nutrition.

Feature: Kate Doherty

Kate Doherty (22) studied Animal and Crop Production at UCD and is now a Trainee Accountant at IFAC. The Donegal native has no farming background.

Women in Ag: Ann-Maree Manley

Ann-Maree Manley farmed across the waters before she returned to Ireland to study at UCD and run a Milking Shorthorn and Ayrshire herd with her father. She works as a HerdApp Salesperson.

Student Focus: Méabh Dore

Méabh Dore (22) is an Animal Science graduate undertaking a Masters in Agricultural Innovation and Extension. The Limerick native grew up on a suckler farm.

Farmer Focus: Limestone Farm

Catherina meets Mark Priestly, Co. Down, the man who bred the Suffolk ram that made a whopping 40,000gns earlier this year.

Feature: Ellen Nyhan

Ellen Nyhan (18), Co. Cork is a Leaving Certificate student with a passion for Irish music; competition ploughing & farming.