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"We started farming again in 2007, quite unexpectedly, when mum came home one evening with eight Aberdeen Angus-cross-Friesian dropped calves,” explains 22-year-old Mena.
22-year-old Leah says she “definitely took a roundabout way” to pursue her interest in veterinary medicine.
"I knew it was going to be a struggle to get the points with my dyslexia.” explains 23-year-old Julie, a UCD vet student.
"I could never see myself working indoors all day every day."
"By the end of my placement, I was a pro at fixing water troughs!” says 20-year-old Violet Ryan.
Áine Corkery runs a suckler enterprise with her family and studies ag science at UCD.
Rebecca Ryan and family farm 130 dairy cows and 330 beef cattle.
Holly O'Connell refused to give up on her childhood dream when her Leaving Certificate did not go to plan.
“I had first-hand experience of the dairy, beef and agribusiness industry from a young age.” Denis, a UCC food marketing and entrepreneurship student.
UCC student, Jean McPolin, would like to travel overseas to experience the ways in which other countries produce, market, and sell their food produce.
“I always wanted to be a vet but didn’t get good grades at school" - 23-year-old suckler farmer
“Eventually, we will get to a stage where there isn’t a stigma around women in agriculture.” - Hannah (19)
"No farmer questions my ability anymore." - Ciara Byers (19), dairy farmer and UCD ag student.
Suckler and sheep farmer, Michaela Doran (23), repeated the Leaving Cert to study veterinary at UCD.
“Even though suckler farming isn’t the most profitable enterprise, seeing your cows breed good calves is joyous.”
“I did consider becoming a teacher at one stage" - Niamh Kennedy (21)
Siobhán (28) - who studies Vet Med in Budapest - took the scenic route to her desired career path
'I am passionate about all things cows' - Rachel - a student, suckler farmer & truck enthusiast
'I actually am vegan' - Rebecca (24) - a Veterinary Medicine student at UCD.