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‘I’m a girl whose head turns when they hear a tractor passing’

20-year-old Violet Ryan studies a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology and intends to graduate with a BSc Honours in Land Management.

‘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.

‘Being cooped up in an indoor job is just not for me long-term’

20-year-old Louise Horan lives on a beef farm and studies agricultural science at Waterford Institute of Technology.

‘Despite coming from a tillage background, my absolute favourite thing to do is to milk cows’

Emily Gowing comes from a tillage farming background and is studying a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology student.

‘As a child, I loved attending the mart with my father every Saturday’

21-year-old, Sinead Conway, lives on a suckler and sheep farm in Co. Mayo and studies a BSc in Agriculture.

‘I am happiest in the parlour or sitting behind the wheel of a tractor’

18-year-old Maeve O'Connor works on a 200-cow farm and helps her parents milk 100 cows in Co. Cork.

Want to study a professional diploma in dairy farm management?

Study a professional diploma in dairy farm management?

PHOTOS: Working on a 1300-cow farm in Rakaia

Conor Grace - Farming in New Zealand - Young farmer

VIDEO: Milking 300 cows with 4 robots

VIDEO: Milking 300 cows with 4 robots

Want to work on a 550-cow farm?

A farm assistant is being sought in the Waikato region in New Zealand.

‘It’s great to be involved in the teaching of the younger generation of farmers’

ITT agricultural science graduate, Rachel Clancy, is a dairy farmer and college teacher at Salesian Agricultural College.

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Macra Exchange to Scotland: Gillian Moore reflects on stock-judging, visiting poultry, beef, sheep, arable and wind farms and the Royal Highland Show.
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