‘I don’t have time for a scour outbreak’ - dairy farmer

The Healys are milking 280 cows as part of a grass-based, spring-calving system.

Feature: Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins (22) - a Food and Agribusiness Management graduate - works as a marketing associate with MSD Animal Health. An opportunity to work in Dublin Zoo influenced the Dubliner’s career choice.

WATCH: How are poultry red mites transmitted among poultry flocks?

In ideal temperatures and conditions, it can take only seven days for an egg to become an adult mite that is ready to breathe and infest the entire farm.