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‘There is no doubt in my mind that there is a future for suckler farming in Ireland’

21-year-old Finbarr Brennan is a third-year student-teacher who breeds pedigree Limousin cattle under the Kilnamaddy prefix in Co. Monaghan.

‘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.

Year-round-calving, new robot milking 2 cows simultaneously and zero-grazing

Popefield Holsteins has installed a Boumatic MR-D2 Robotic Double box, one of the first of its kind in Ireland.

A Day in the Life: Seamus Millea

UCD and WIT graduate, Seamus Millea, who hails from a suckler farm, worked in Ireland and in New Zealand before moving to fill his current position as an InTouch Feeding Specialist with Alltech Ireland.

‘There is still discrimination against female farmers’

Miriam and Rachel Hastings, are teachers and sheep and suckler farmers from Co. Galway. They are the duo behind the Keeping up with the Hastings Instagram.

‘I am thankful that I can farm alongside my dad’

Mena McCloskey studies a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies at Queen’s University Belfast/College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise and runs a suckler and sheep enterprise with her father.

‘I have a borderline obsession with cattle’

UCD animal and crop production student, Eilish Gill, has been passionate about breeding cattle from a tender age. She purchased her first pedigree Simmental heifer...

Career change from teaching to drystock farming

Alan Doyle - Gowran, Co. Kilkenny - sheep - cattle - commonage - upland sheep

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA - The Richardson family has a Jersey herd and maple enterprise. They also manufacture split rail fence out of native white ash and white cedar woods.

50-cow suckler herd soaring to success

Having efficient cows, getting the most value from a grass-based system and using the best genetics available are crucial to running a successful suckler...
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