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‘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 think dairy herds have become far too big’

34-year-old John Kelleher runs a dairy, sheep and suckler enterprises and is a qualified agricultural mechanic.

Women in Ag: Olivia Holt

‘I knew deep down farming is what I am meant to be doing’ - Olivia (24), a law graduate, blogger, beef farmer and relief milker.

Being a farmer’s daughter

“Despite the fact your dad probably hoped for a boy, he still loves you almost as much as his cows.”

‘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.

Milking 30 cows through a 4-unit parlour

Brian Kiernan farms 30 cows through a 4-unit parlour in Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim

From a suckler enterprise in Cavan to an 800-cow dairy farm in New Zealand

Sarah Smith grew up on a suckler farm in Cavan and studied sustainable agriculture at DkIT/Ballyhaise Agricultural College. She now works on an 800-cow dairy farm in New Zealand.

‘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.

‘I fear that small-scale suckler farms like my own may become a thing of the past’

Shane Joyce, Cliften, Co. Galway runs a sheep and suckler farm with his father and works on a 300-acre dairy farm in Co. Waterford.

Farmer’s Diary: ‘Fleckviehs are something different for me and around here’

Fifth-generation farmer, Seamus Considine runs a herd of 56 dairy cows in partnership with his father.
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