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“I was always discouraged by teachers in primary and secondary school from pursuing my farming interests.”
24-year-old Siobhán Dermody should be travelling to Carlow this week to defend her title as Queen of the Plough, however, that is not the case.
24-year-old Ciara Barrett, daughter of the owners of Dunmore House Hotel, does not hail from a farming background.
“When we have 2,000 sheep it is a lot of work, but it’s great craic and the lads don’t treat me any differently.”
“Personally, as a young woman and quite small for a farm vet, I feel I will have to prove myself over."
“We literally started with absolutely nothing - no animals, equipment or machinery.” explained 27-year-old Rachel Evetts.
“From my own experience, I know people automatically think ‘the big farmer from the country’ when in places such as Dublin," says Niamh Murphy (19).
Saoirse McGovern, who lives on a 45-cow suckler farm, intends to travel before farming in her own right.
John Rafferty, who runs a 150-cow dairy farm, has embraced year-round calving, zero-grazing, robotic milking, automatic feeding and renewable energy.
“Sometimes you cannot please everyone, but every day is a new sale day.” says 24-year-old Raymond O’Kane.
“I am incredibly proud of the research I carry out, which makes it more than just a day-to-day job.”
"No two days are the same and it’s refreshing to work outdoors,” 20-year-old WIT student, Emily Gowing.
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“This year, we offered our first batch of ewe lambs and had them sold within days.” explained Jennifer, who established her own flock aged 12.
“We have had incredible feedback from customers about the eating qualities of the lambs that we source from our flock.”
Singer-songwriter and piano teacher, Lorraine McCauley, comes from a farming background.
"What has frustrated me down through the years is that our premium lamb was going in with everything else,” explained Carey, a Belmullet native.
20-year-old Mack Buckmier from North Dakota, has his own herd of Red Polls, Simmentals and SimAngus
“My vision for the farm is to produce top-quality grass-fed cattle” – 21-year-old pedigree Limousin breeder and student-teacher