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Making a full-time living from 100-acres and sheep’s milk ice-cream

Joanne Hanifin speaks to Hanna and George Finlay of Ballyhubbock Farm, who have established an innovative artisan food business making sheep’s milk ice-cream. George...

‘Farmers are full of knowledge; it’s very important to listen to them’

Seán McMahon, a UCD Animal and Crop Production (ACP) graduate, a grassland management enthusiast, now works as a technical sales advisor with Grassland Agro. The...

‘I couldn’t care less if I never saw a tractor as long as I have livestock’

Louise Wallace, an animal and crop production student at University College Dublin, hopes to combine a career as an agricultural science teacher with part-time...

A vegetarian’s love for her fold of Highland cattle

Michelle Shaughnessy is a vice-president at IFS, State Street International. This is a hedge funds business which operates globally across 100 geographic markets and...

A grá for TikTok, the Irish language and all things farming

“I love farming because I’ve always had a grá for animals, more so the cows than the sheep. I believe you can’t beat the...

‘Determination, passion and commitment are essential to succeed in agriculture’

Although Charlotte Houston does not hail from a farming background, the 18-year-old aspires to run her own farm someday. She has a desire to farm in an “environmentally friendly manner, producing high-quality...

Life as a large animal vet nurse

“I had equine science on my CAO but ended up going for veterinary nursing.” Those are the words of 32-year-old Lisa O’Kelly, who now works...

‘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.

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