Women in Ag: Ciara Ryan

Ciara (21) runs a suckler & dairy farm with her father & grandfather

Calving heifers at 24-months on Mayo suckler farm

Martin McNicholas' herd had 1.12 calves/cow in 2018, with an average calving interval of 366 days.

A low-cost suckler system with alternative breeds

"Galloway cows require fewer input costs with no housing or wintering costs, no veterinary intervention required and little to no concentrate feeding"