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‘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...

‘Dairy farming has always been a passion, but it also became my escape, following my father’s suicide’

“On Thursday, October 18th, 2012, my father, Trevor Morrow, lost his battle with his mental health. He was found at our family home after...

‘I always knew I wanted to do something agricultural-related or with animals’

Leah Armitage is a fourth-generation farmer and agricultural science student residing in Dalystown, outside Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Farming is a longstanding tradition on both sides...

‘Others had big dreams of being soccer players, I wanted to be a vet’

Fourth-year UCD veterinary medicine student, Alix Cunneen, is chasing her childhood dream. Although the 22-year-old did not grow up on a farm, she has been...

‘The stigma that once surrounded women in ag does not exist anymore’

21-year-old Hannah Dinan divides her time between her third-level studies, farming, and working for one of Ireland’s best-known engineering companies. The Clarecastle, Co. Clare native,...

20-year-old with a burning desire to gain global dairy industry experience

When Clodagh Sherman completed her Leaving Certificate, she initially enrolled in a specialist language programme at University College Cork. The Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny native, who...

‘Determination, passion and commitment are essential to succeed in agriculture’

Although Charlotte Houston does not hail from a farming background, the 18-year-old aspires to run her own farm someday. She has a desire to farm in an “environmentally friendly manner, producing high-quality...

19-year-old soaring to success on dairy show circuit

Rachel Corley may only be 19-years-old, but she has already competed in numerous cattle shows across the island of Ireland, the UK and Europe. A...

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Minister McConalogue confirms commencement of €40.4 million in payments under the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Suckler

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Minister Hackett announces that EIP payments for 2020 have begun

Minister Hackett announces that EIP payments for 2020 have begun The Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa...

Nitrates Records Deadline of 31st December 2020

  The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine is reminding famers that completed Nitrates Record forms for the movement of organic fertiliser, temporary movement...

Minister McConalogue urges food and agri-businesses to complete their preparations for Brexit

New regulatory checks will apply to trade with and through the UK from 1 January 2021 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie...