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Making Mooves, Choosing the Farm Life and How to Get 5000 followers with Alice The Calf Girl

Alice is a 25 year old farmer originating from England who now lives and works in Kildare, calf rearing and relief milking in a number of farms. She also posts regularly on social media with the user name The Calf Girl which she has over 5,000 followers!

Today we go through Alice’s agricultural education, and her pathway into the industry having not grown up on a farm originally. We also discussed her 12 month placement in New Zealand as part of her studies and what she learned out there. We discussed what brought her to live in Ireland, although who brought her to live in Ireland might be more accurate and Alice’s plans for the future and her plans to run her own farm.

 

https://www.instagram.com/thecalfgirl/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/thecalfgirl

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Finding your Soul Mate, Quitting Nursing and Scaling up your Dairy Farm with Margaret Little

Margaret Little Milks 120 Cows on Drumderg Farm in Fermanagh with Husband Andrew and Father-in-law Raymond. Interestingly Enough Mags Trained as a Nurse First and Worked in a Hospital in Belfast before Pulling the Plug and Going Farming Full-Time.

In this episode we talked about, Covid and How it’s Affecting Us, Particularly in Terms of Our Mental Health. We talked about Careers and How to Escape the Rat Race and Spend Your Days Doing what You Love. We talked about Dairy Farming and What Steps the Littles are taking to Get Their Herd Firing on All Cylinders.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Agricultural-Service/drumdergfarm-1794296090716232/

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Passing on the Family Farm, University Success and Prize-Winning Charollais’ with Dr. Shane Conway Part 2

Dr. Shane Conway is a Researcher in the Discipline of Geographies Rural Studies Unit at NUIG and at the Tender age of 31, has already been Published Widely in Academic Journals. Shane’s Research Interests are in Rural and Agricultural Geography, with a Particular Focus on Generation Renewal in Agriculture, the Human Side of Farming and Rural Sustainability.

Today we talked about Generation Renewal, why Previous Early Retirement Schemes Just Haven’t Worked, Why it’s Currently Very Hard for Young Farmers to Get Started and why the Older Generation and Their Needs are Often Overlooked. We also talked about College and the Challenges of Studying During Covid and Shane Gives some Great Advice to Students Drawing on his University Experience. Shane then talks about how he Fits Farming into his Busy Career Life and in Particular his Beloved Prize Winning Charolais  Flock!

https://www.facebook.com/shaneyconway

https://twitter.com/shaneconwaynuig?lang=en

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Passing on the Family Farm, University Success and Prize-Winning Charollais’ with Dr. Shane Conway Part 1

Dr. Shane Conway is a Researcher in the Discipline of Geographies Rural Studies Unit at NUIG and at the Tender age of 31, has already been Published Widely in Academic Journals. Shane’s Research Interests are in Rural and Agricultural Geography, with a Particular Focus on Generation Renewal in Agriculture, the Human Side of Farming and Rural Sustainability.

Today we talked about Generation Renewal, why Previous Early Retirement Schemes Just Haven’t Worked, Why it’s Currently Very Hard for Young Farmers to Get Started and why the Older Generation and Their Needs are Often Overlooked. We also talked about College and the Challenges of Studying During Covid and Shane Gives some Great Advice to Students Drawing on his University Experience. Shane then talks about how he Fits Farming into his Busy Career Life and in Particular his Beloved Prize Winning Charolais  Flock!

https://www.facebook.com/shaneyconway

https://twitter.com/shaneconwaynuig?lang=en

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Quintuplet Lambs, Going Against the Grain and Dating Apps for Farmers with Laura Regan

Laura Regan is a Rising Star in the Sheep Farming Sector, who was also Recently Featured on “That’s Farming”. Laura Farms 900 Ewes with both her Father & Grandfather, & is currently Studying Ag Science in GMIT.

Today we Talked About a Number of Things, such as a New Dating App for Farmers, The Time she Walked out to her Shed and Found 5 lambs with a Mule Ewe & How Laura Went Against the Opinions of Others and Pursued her Passion of Farming & Going to Ag College.

https://www.instagram.com/lauraregaan/

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Productivity, African Swine Fever and Animal Rights Activists with Shane McAuliffe

Shane McAuliffe is a Pig Farmer with 2,000 Sows on Four Different Farms in Kerry along with being the Director of his Family’s Milling Business, Beef and Tillage Farms. He Works Part-Time with Easyfix as their International Swine Business Manager & is the Secretary for the Irish Pig Healthy Society, the Irish Pig Producers Trust &  the Irish Branch of the European Pig Producers Group, Along with being Involved in Many other Organisations.

In this Episode we talk about the Importance of Education & also the Benefits of Working for Someone Else. We talked about Productivity  & how Shane manages to Fulfill so Many Roles, along with a Daily Tip on how he is able to Stay so Productive & to make himself More Effective! We also talk about the Irish Pig Industry & how it went from being Inefficient and Unprofitable to being Renowned all over Europe for how Well it’s Performing.  We finally then talked about the Importance of Social Media in the Agri World Today. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/shanemcpig/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/McAuliffePigFarms/

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Battling Burger King, GMO Crops and Getting 3 Million Views Per Month with Michelle The Farm Babe

Michelle Miller, AKA The Farm Babe, is an American Keynote Speaker, Social Media Influencer, Columnist for AGDAILY.com and Farms 2000 Acres in Iowa. Starting off her Social Media Outreach 5 Years Ago, Michelle has Built an Outstanding Reach of 3 Million Views Monthly.

Today we Discuss GMO Crops to Animal Rights Activists and Michelle gives us the Inside Scoop on her Recent Battle with Burger King and their Unjust Portrayal of Beef Farmers.

https://thefarmbabe.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thefarmbabe/

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#13 – Henry Andrews

Henry Andrews is an English Beef Farmer and the Founder and Owner of the Carbon Neutral Beef Company.

Instagram – @the.carbon.neutral.beef.company

 

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