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Joanne Hanifin

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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.

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.

‘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.

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