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Matthew Jackson a speaker at the 2017 Positive Farmers Conference tells his story of how with no land or

money he became a successful dairy farmer.

Matthew Jackson, grew up in Manchester city centre, with no background or links to farming. Despite this, he now owns 400 cows, and he is only 28 years old. What is even more remarkable is that he left school at 15, with no money to his name.

I want to run simple, replicable and resilient systems

He is engaged to Mari and they have three young children. “I’m now generating surplus stock and wondering what to do with them. We are setting goals and looking for new opportunities. I want to run simple, replicable and resilient systems and give other young people the same opportunities I got.”
There are exciting opportunities in the dairy sector – you don’t need to own a farm, or even be from a farm to have a successful career in dairying. All you need is the right attitude and an interest in learning the skills that will allow you to succeed. Check out the videos below for examples of people making an exciting, rewarding and enjoyable career for themselves as dairy farmers in Ireland.
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This is a short infographic video which gives the background information to the exciting career opportunities that exist on Irish dairy farms
This short video features six different people who are currently making exciting and rewarding careers for themselves in Irish dairying.
DAVID Connell, from Rathangan in Co. Kildare, he enjoys the flexibility that farming can give and feels it is an exciting time to be involved in dairy farming.
Katie Sugrue, a chartered accountant from County Kerry and now farming in Castlelyons, Co Cork.
Billy Curtin, farming near Waterfall Cork City.
Timmy Quinn, farming near Claremorris, Co Mayo, sees farming as a lifestyle but with a business hat.
Check out the Stepping Stones for a Career in Dairy Farming booklet for more information on what farming as a career has to offer and the different career roles that exist on Irish farms.

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Matthew Jackson a speaker at the 2017 Positive Farmers

Conference tells his story of how with no land or money

he became a successful dairy farmer.

Matthew Jackson, grew up in Manchester city centre, with no background or links to farming. Despite this, he now owns 400 cows, and he is only 28 years old. What is even more remarkable is that he left school at 15, with no money to his name.

I want to run simple, replicable and resilient systems

He is engaged to Mari and they have three young children. “I’m now generating surplus stock and wondering what to do with them. We are setting goals and looking for new opportunities. I want to run simple, replicable and resilient systems and give other young people the same opportunities I got.”
There are exciting opportunities in the dairy sector – you don’t need to own a farm, or even be from a farm to have a successful career in dairying. All you need is the right attitude and an interest in learning the skills that will allow you to succeed. Check out the videos below for examples of people making an exciting, rewarding and enjoyable career for themselves as dairy farmers in Ireland.
This is a short infographic video which gives the background information to the exciting career opportunities that exist on Irish dairy farms
This short video features six different people who are currently making exciting and rewarding careers for themselves in Irish dairying.
2017
Under Development
DAVID Connell, from Rathangan in Co. Kildare, he enjoys the flexibility that farming can give and feels it is an exciting time to be involved in dairy farming.
Katie Sugrue, a chartered accountant from County Kerry and now farming in Castlelyons, Co Cork.
Billy Curtin, farming near Waterfall Cork City.
Timmy Quinn, farming near Claremorris, Co Mayo, sees farming as a lifestyle but with a business hat.
Check out the Stepping Stones for a Career in Dairy Farming booklet for more information on what farming as a career has to offer and the different career roles that exist on Irish farms.

Careers in Dairy Farming

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