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UCD and WIT graduate, Seamus Millea, who hails from a 60-cow suckler farm, worked in New Zealand before returning to his home soil.
18-year-old Olivia Grant and family purchase stores in marts, which are slaughtered when they are factory-fit.
“I can be a perfectionist at times,” says Blonde breeder and AI technician, Eamon McGarry.
23-year-old Sarah, a sustainable agriculture graduate, also worked on a 4,000-acre farm in the UK.
"Irish farmers are not paid sufficiently for breeding quality cattle,” said Alan who exports 80% of his commercial weanlings.
“We want a cow that is docile, calves every <365 days unassisted and rears a good calf that will be easy fleshing and kills out well.”
“Cillian and Aoife absolutely love farming and are outdoors in all types of weather." - Fiona Murphy, Co. Mayo.
“She is everything you look for in a cow with length, depth, shape and great colouration.”
"We intend on continuing in suckler farming, despite the challenges.” - Adele (30), a vet nurse/accounts manager
"It all goes back to the financial downturn that began in 2009,”
“Compared to many other careers, veterinary most definitely included, I do feel that farming is a lot easier to balance with family life."
The Hayes are constructing a bio-digester on-farm and plan to be milking 300 cows by September.
When she is not teaching at Salesian Agricultural College, Rachel can be found tending to her 90-dairy cow herd.
UCC student, Jean McPolin, would like to travel overseas to experience the ways in which other countries produce, market, and sell their food produce.
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25-year-old Clodagh Lawlor is one of the youngest artists on the Irish country music scene.
“Agriculture is in my blood," - Clare Gelderd, professional photographer and farmer
“I always wanted to be a vet but didn’t get good grades at school" - 23-year-old suckler farmer
Ruth Parks farms a herd of pedigree Shorthorn cattle and works as a pharmacy dispensary assistant.
“Eventually, we will get to a stage where there isn’t a stigma around women in agriculture.” - Hannah (19)