Student Focus: Sarah Woodmartin

“I feel extremely lucky to have been brought up on a farm,” - Sarah Woodmartin (22) studies Animal Science at UCD

Dr. Fiona McGovern – Research Officer

“When you are a research officer, you are only as good as the team that surrounds you” – Dr. Fiona McGovern – Teagasc

Graduate Profile: Ronan Gorry

Ronan Gorry (28) on suckler farming, studying at WIT and UCD and his professional career.

Feature: Julie Roche

Julie Roche graduated in 2001 and worked in sales before branching into agricultural consultancy.

Student Focus: Niamh Keane

Niamh Keane (20) – a suckler and sheep farmer – is studying Animal and Crop Production at UCD.

Profile: Darragh Fadden

Darragh Fadden studied a BSc in Forestry at WIT and transferred to UCD. He worked for The Forestry Company and is now a Research Masters Student at Teagasc.

Sheep Update: Flock protection using llamas

I’m encouraged to see that our llama will actively look for and chase walked dogs along the fence line from his side of the hedge, writes Matthew Kehoe.

Student Focus: Siobhán Condron

Siobhán Condron (26) – a keen horse enthusiast - grew up on a farm in Offaly. She graduated with a degree in Animal Science – Equine and is now studying Veterinary Medicine in Budapest.

Graduate Profile: Rosalyn Drew

Rosalyn Drew worked as a seed specialist and technical sale rep after graduating from UCD. The Meath native is NitroFert’s Sales and Marketing Executive.

Student Focus: Emma Kilmartin

Emma Kilmartin (19) is a fourth-generation suckler & sheep farmer from Co. Roscommon. She deferred her course – Animal Science – after her Leaving Cert and is now is second-year.

Graduate Profile: Neil Morris

Neil Morris (21) graduated with a degree in Animal and Crop Production in 2018 and works with Contessa Trading as an Agricultural Advisor. He farms with his uncle in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Student Focus: Margaret Farrell

Margaret Farrell (21) – a final-year Animal Science student at UCD – once considered becoming a vet. The fifth-generation suckler and sheep farmer completed placement in Denmark and France.

Student Focus: Simon Lanigan

Simon Lanigan (19) is a first-year Agricultural Science student at UCD. The Kilkenny native is a third-generation beef and dairy farmer and takes part in IHFA stock-judging competitions.

Graduate Profile: Finola Mc Coy

Finola Mc Coy worked as a vet in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand before joining Teagasc. The 2014 Nuffield Scholar is Animal Health Ireland’s CellCheck Senior Programme Manager.

Graduate Profile: Ellen Buckley

Ellen Buckley (23) grew up on a tillage and beef farm and studied ACP at UCD. The Cork native is part of the Kepak Graduate Programme.

Student Focus: Elena O’Callaghan

Elena O’Callaghan (22) - a Cork native - graduated from UCD with a degree in Animal Science. The 22-year-old PhD student has a keen interest in reproduction biology.

Graduate Profile: Mark Moloney

Mark Moloney (28) grew up on a dairy farm in Co. Carlow and studied Agricultural Science at WIT before transferring to ACP at UCD. He is the KEENAN InTouch Feeding Specialist for South-East Ireland.

Women in Ag: Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker (26) grew up on a dairy farm and studied Food and Agri-business Management at UCD. She worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand after graduating and is now Glanbia’s Equine International Sales Co-ordinator.

Student Focus: Enda Shalvey

Enda Shalvey (22) is a fourth-year Animal and Crop Production student at UCD. The Shalveys – who hosted Big Week on the Farm in 2017 - milk over 70 cows on a 24-hectare block in Co. Cavan.