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Joanne Hanifin

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‘I had a desire to be a part of one of Ireland’s most exciting industries’

Denis O’ Sullivan (20) hails from an agricultural background and studies food marketing and entrepreneurship at University College Cork (UCC).

A student who did not grow up on a farm chasing a veterinary dream

Sean Moloney is a BSc (Hons) Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness degree programme in the Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford campus.

‘There is not enough profit to be made with a herd of 20 suckler cows’

Áine Corkery studies agricultural science at UCD and runs a suckler-beef enterprise with her family in Co. Cork.

Sixth-generation farmer running her own farm shop at the age of 22

Sixth-generation farmer, Emily McGowan, studies agri-food business with marketing at Harper Adams University while running a 500-strong sheep farm and her own farm shop in Killinchy, Co. Down.

PHOTOS: Farming 1,200 beef cattle on 4,500-acres

Butch Wherritt, a fourth-generation farmer, farms 1,200 beef cattle on 4,500-acres in Western Oklahoma; he also runs a swathing business.

Livestock Marts: From ringside to screen-side

Joanne Hanifin writes about livestock mart's transition to online sales to facilitate the trade of livestock, cattle and sheep, during Covid-19.

Life as an 80-year-old woman in agriculture

Joan Nagle is an 80-year-old woman in agriculture.

‘The Leaving Certificate is not the be-all and end-all’

19-year-old Joanne Hanifin writes about her intentions to study Animal Science at UCD.

‘I purchased my first-ever calf at the mart for €80’

Rebecca Ryan, 21, studied childcare after her Leaving Cert, but later studied a level 5 certificate in agriculture at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, before beginning a level 6 in dairy herd management.

A vet student with a belief that ‘everything happens for a reason’

Holly O’Connell missed out on Ireland’s only veterinary medicine course by five CAO points, took a gap-year and now studies in Budapest.

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