PHOTOS: Working on a 1300-cow farm in Rakaia

"The main thing I’ll bring home would be the grass utilisation; how to manage surplus and deficits of grass."

Graduate Profile: Ronan Gorry

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

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.

Women in Ag: Alison Daly

Alison Daly (23) graduated from Waterford IT in May-2018 with a BSc (Honours) in Ag Science. The Meath native - who is a Macra member - is a full-time dairy and sheep farmer.

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.

Student Focus: John Dullea

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.

Women in Ag: Thea Broderick

Thea Broderick once considered a career in Podiatry, but her strong farming roots sparked an interest in studying Agricultural Science at WIT.

Student Focus: Sean O'Sullivan

Catherina meets Sean O'Sullivan, a Limerick native who is studying Land Management at WIT and is working his ways towards becoming a lecturer.

Women in Ag: Emma Sherlock

Catherina meets Emma Sherlock, a WIT Ag Science student & tillage and dairy farmer from the Rebel County.

Women in Ag: Aisling Neville

21-year-old WIT student and dairy farmer Aisling Neville runs a 240-cow herd with her family. The Offaly native has also experienced immense success on the show circuit.

NEW: Roundup of the day

As an all new feature, we give you the roundup up all the other stories of the day. Just so you never miss a thing.

Young Farmer: Meet Brendan Neary the 23 year old beef farmer, working full time and increasing his farm output every year.

This week on our Young Farmers series we talk to Brendan Neary, a 23 year old beef farmer who has been running his home farm for just over 3 years.

Young Farmers: Meet Shane Maher, a man with no farm at home, now working with pigs every day!

On this week’s young series we spoke with Shane Maher, who is taking the agricultural science by the scruff of it’s neck.

Bealtaine- Living Earth Festival 2017

The 13th annual Bealtaine Living Earth festival will take place on May 20th to May 28th, free of charge to all interested.