Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture. After completing a one year full-time Diploma in Agriculture I wanted to continue developing my farming skills so I enrolled on the Level 3 Agricultural Apprenticeship course. On our family farm in Seaforde, we have a 100 Jersey cow herd, but it is my ambition to develop a Holstein herd as well.
The practical and theoretical skills that this course provides have helped me greatly in working to achieve this ambition. I have been heavily involved in showing cattle over these past few years and in 2012 I won the ‘Junior Championship Award’ at the ‘Italian National Holstein Show’ in Cremona, Italy. I have learnt so much from other competitors and this has given me a great insight into how I will develop the Holstein herd. I love farming and have enjoyed meeting a whole range of people involved in the industry both at Greenmount and at various shows. It’s a great career and I wouldn’t want to do anything else.