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Fiona O’ Meara (25) once considered a career in Physiotherapy but studied Animal and Crop Production at UCD. The horse enthusiast – who grew up on a farm – is a PhD researcher at Teagasc Moorepark.
Mary Troy (24) took over the farm at the age of 17 when her father passed away. The Waterford native studied at Kildalton Ag college and milks over 80 cows.
Nicole Tuffy (19) is studying Agriculture and Environmental Science at Mountbellew/G.M.I.T. The Sligo native was crowned the 2019 North-West Macra Queen last month.
Joanne Devaney (21) has competed in numerous sheep shearing competitions in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Australia. The Sligo native – who studied Animal Care – helps her father run a 600-strong flock.
Caron McGeough, Richard Beattie, the Wilsons, the McKeevers and Tony Johnston will feature on tonight’s episode.
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.
Shaileen McGovern (25) spent time working in both a research and industry capacity after graduating from UCD Animal Science – Equine. She also studied a Masters in Computer Science and recently joined Zoetis Inc.
Aoife Feeney (25) graduated in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science. The Longford native worked as an agricultural advisor with FRS and is now Carbery Group’s Dairy Sustainability Advisor.
Proinsias Ó Donnghaile is showing his vintage tractor; Sean McGovern and his four daughters are going for top spot in the cattle classes and Dianne Crean and Tom Mac Lochlainn are at centre stage in the horse rings.
Tonight's show will feature the Calveys from Co. Mayo who sell lamb all over Europe, 24-year-old Maighréad Barron (new dairy entrant) and chemist Dr.Sean Kitson and his son Zak who grow Wasabi.
Louise O’ Connor (22) is a third-generation farmer and a keen horse rider from Co. Cork. The final-year Animal Science student is involved in the running of the family’s dairy enterprise.
Dr. Shauna Holden (28) became interested in agriculture when studying to become a second-level Science teacher. The Kilkenny native - a qualified teacher - works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Teagasc.
Aideen Burke (24) grew up on a beef farm in Co. Clare and studied FAM at UCD before joining Slaney Foods as a Graduate Management Trainee. She works as a Sales Executive and is completing a Masters degree.
Yorkshire native Laura Cable (26) grew up on a beef & sheep farm and won a scholarship to travel to New Zealand where she met her partner. She is now managing a 130-cow farm single-handedly in Cork.
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Jodi Finucane graduated from UCD in 2016 and worked at TopSpec in the U.K before joining Plusvital. The Limerick native co-founded York Thoroughbred Racing.
Ninth-generation farmer Sarah Stewart (26) studied a Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree at I.T Sligo. She runs the Benview Flock with her partner and works at Western Forestry Co-op.
I have never been frowned upon about being a woman in agriculture, its more or less a thing of the past, nowadays usually, being a woman in agriculture is just seen as a norm, writes Sophie Bell.