Student Focus: Sinead Minihane

“I enjoy working with cattle every day,” - Sinead Minihane (22) is studying a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management

Farmer Focus: Ahern’s Organic Farm

“We are aiming for a 420 kg cow that will produce 500kgs of milk solids.” - Seamus Ahern (22) farms in partnership with his parents.

Feature: Iain Wright

“I hated it with a passion” - Iain Wright (23) withdrew from a construction course to chase his dream – farming.

Women in Ag: Maighréad Barron

"I wouldn't be able to be inside at a desk all day every day" - Maighréad Barron (25) is leasing a 100-acre dairy farm

Dairy Update: Grass growth improves, making silage and weaning calves

AI’ing up to five cows per day, dropping buffer feed from diets, starting rotations and more!

WATCH: The importance of feeding concentrates to calves

Calves should have access to concentrates within the first few days of life.

Feature: A 250-cow herd using 1 labour unit

“I wouldn’t change a thing” - Micheál Phelan swapped retail management for a managerial position on a dairy farm

Profile: Dairygold Research Farm

"High EBI-cows are more profitable - they consistently yield more valuable milk, they are easier to manage, to get back in-calve and last longer in the herd"

Dairy Update: Making silage, spreading fertiliser and scanning cows

Good ground and weather conditions, high grass covers, turning cattle out, selling bullocks, a clear TB test and more!

Young Farmer: Thomas Duffy

Thomas Duffy is the current President-Elect of Macra na Feirme; he is armed with two degrees and runs a dairy farm with his parents.