Farmer Focus: Glenmore Salers

The Mulcahy family, Co. Limerick began their Saler dream in 2009 after stumbling across the breed at the National Ploughing Championships in 2005. They selected the breed for its ease of calving and outstanding pelvic conformation.

Farmer Focus: Emerald Holsteins

Managed under the ‘Emerald’ prefix, the Neville family, Co. Limerick has garnered international attention with their prize-winning Holstein herd.

Women in Ag: Annie Galligan

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.

Farmer Focus: Silverbrook Herd

Catherina meets John McEvoy who runs a commercial sheep enterprise & herd comprising of commercial & pedigree Charolais cattle in Co. Offaly.

Farmer Focus: Barry O’ Sullivan

Catherina meets Barry O’ Sullivan who runs a dairy enterprise in partnership with his parents in Co. Meath. The Ballyhaise Ag. College graduate has travelled to Australia & Saudi Arabia.

Student Focus: Niall Diffley

Catherina meets Roscommon native, Niall Diffley who is studying Food & Agribusiness Management at UCD. The suckler & sheep farmer is interning with Agri Aware.

Farmer Focus: Gerard & Angela Brickley

Catherina meets Gerard and Angela Brickley who own and manage an 80-acre farm with 60 high-yielding robotically-milked cows; Fleckvieh genetics; & a zero-grazing system.

Ireland's Vets: Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell sat her Leaving Certificate twice and later took the plunge to study Vet Med in Budapest. She is the daughter of a well-known country music star & was also the 2005 Longford winner of the Rose of Tralee.

Farmer's Diary: Selecting suitable sires

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.