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‘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.

‘I think some farmers think a young girl like me couldn’t possibly be a vet student’

Suckler and sheep farmer, Michaela Doran (23), a Mayo native, repeated the Leaving Cert to study veterinary medicine at UCD.

‘I am the only girl working in the sheep yard at Ballinrobe Mart’

Anne Biggins grew up on a suckler and sheep farm in The Neale, Co. Mayo and studies agricultural science at Waterford Institute of Technology. She works as a livestock drover at Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart.

‘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.

Women shear 2,066 lambs in 9 hours

Women shear 2,066 lambs in 9 hours

Moycullen farmers planning to sell their own ‘lamb in a box’

Suckler farming - sheep farming - James Regan - Moycullen - lamb in a box

Lamb prices rising as Muslim festival approaches

Lamb prices rising as Muslim festival approaches

Shearer jailed after beating lamb to death

A 51-year-old shearing contractor, who repeatedly struck a lamb causing its death, has been jailed. Christopher John Tredinnick appeared before Alexandra District Court in New...

Factories paying up to €6.10/kg for lambs

Factories paying up to €6.10/kg for lambs

Factories paying up to €6/kg for lambs

With Easter and Ramadan very close, the spring trade “looks very positive”.
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