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‘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.

Suckler farmer using Wagyu genetics gearing-up to increase herd to 250 cows

Paul Turley, who farms in Downpatrick, Co. Down, runs a 190-cow suckler farm with a major focus on Wagyu genetics. He has secured a contract with a retailer and beef processor for a year-round supply of Wagyu beef, with payment based on marbling.

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.

‘The dream target is to have 1,000 cows’

The Hayes family, Thomas, Donal, and Liam, milk 240 cows. The owners of Tippeary Cheese have over over 30 varieties of soft cheese, yoghurts, and cultured creams.

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.

Balancing work and farming life

26-year-old Cathal Cassidy runs a 200-strong beef herd and 400-ewe flock with his father, Edward, while also working as a ruminant nutritionist with Alltech. The...

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.

Running a 700-cow-calf ranch in North Dakota

20-year-old Mack Buckmier lives on a 700-cow-calf ranch in North Dakota in the USA. He breeds Red Poll cattle.

Running one of Ireland’s largest sheep farms spanning 1,700-acres

Situated at the gateway to the Connemara region, nestled at the foot of the Sheeffry Mountains with the towering Mweelrea as its backdrop, is...

‘I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33’ – vet

A campaign has been launched, urging men and women across the veterinary profession to check themselves regularly for signs of breast cancer. Vet Your Breasts...

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A Day in the Life of a Vet- Shane Myers

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“AIB’s plans to cut 1,500 jobs must be postponed” Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice

  Plans announced today by AIB to cut 1,500 jobs over the next three years must be postponed, according to independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice. The State-backed...