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Phoebe Hartnett (26) grew up near Cork City and studied Animal Science at UCD. She is now undertaking a PhD in Pig Health & Welfare.
Despite not having a farming background, Wicklow’s Hazel Rooney (24), studied Animal Science and is now undertaking a PhD in Swine Nutrition.
Méabh Dore (22) is an Animal Science graduate undertaking a Masters in Agricultural Innovation and Extension. The Limerick native grew up on a suckler farm.
Aoife Quinn completed courses in Animal Care and Animal Science at Westport College of Further Education when her Leaving Cert did not go to plan. She is now studying Ag Science at UCD.
Caroline Burke studied at Clonakilty Ag College before jetting off to Australia for five years. She returned back to Ireland in 2015; began her studies at CIT and constructed a new milking parlour.
22-year-old Jody Sweeney sat the Leaving Cert twice and completed a Level-5 Certificate at Cavan Institute before he began his Animal and Crop Production studies at UCD.
24-year-old Rachel Doyle missed out on Veterinary by 5 points but opted for Animal Science. She is now undertaking a PhD with Teagasc and the University of Missouri.
Catherina meets Evan Walsh who is involved in the running of a 200-dairy cow herd in Co. Offaly. The 21-year-old is currently on placement in The Netherlands.
24-year-old John Forbes graduated with a degree in Dairy Business last week. The Cork native is currently involved in the running of a 131-cow dairy farm.
20-year-old Aoife Walsh completed a Level-5 Certificate in Animal Care before she progressed to AIT’s Veterinary Nursing programme. The Laois native is now in second year.
Relief milking at the age of 14 sparked Cian Jobe’s interest in dairying. The Co. Longford native studied at Ballyhaise before undertaking a degree in Dairy Farm Management.
Fabian McCarthy is a fourth-year Agricultural Science student at Institute of Technology Tralee. The 20-year-old and his father run a 175-cow dairy herd.
Catherina meets 20-year-old Catherine Hearne, a third-year Veterinary Nursing student at UCD. The Kilkenny native is also a talented musician and chess player.
The Certified Irish Angus Schools competition inspired 20-year-old Aoife Bergin to study Animal and Crop Production Science at UCD. The Tipperary native is also a former camogie player.
John Dullea’s beef farming roots sparked an interest in animal genetics. He completed work placement with the ICBF and has just finished a degree in Ag. Science at WIT.
Dublin’s Jennifer Doyle may not carry an ounce of farming blood, but the 27-year-old holds a degree in Equine Science; worked as a data analyst and is now undertaking a PhD in Statistical Genomics
Paul Smith from South Dublin holds a degree in Animal Science; worked with Macra na Feirme and is now a Teagasc and UCD PhD student.
22-year-old Andrew O’Donnell juggles his Animal Science studies with farming; relief milking; sport and an involvement with Macra Na Feirme.
Catherina meets Martin Merrick, a UCD Animal and Crop Production student, sheep farmer and pedigree Charolais breeder from Mayo.