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I’ve been lucky over the last number of years to have some great conversations. These have often inspired me around areas of animal health and beyond. So, I said, why not start having more of them and sharing some of these inspiring stories of people in agriculture.

I also want to challenge my thinking and who knows, even occasionally, the status quo.

So I’m giving #Aginspire conversations a go for a few months.

The aim is simple “To have conversations with interesting people doing inspiring things in agriculture.”


This week I get to talk about all things beef with the brilliant Sean Roddy. He is currently managing a large suckler farm in Co Kildare. I have followed Sean for a while and he is at the cutting edge of innovation/efficiency in his work and thinking. In his own words, learning every day how he can do things better.

With the suckler cow system under pressure, it was nice to see someone with such a passion for the industry. Sean talks about his career path and various roles before taking up his current position.

You get the feel for someone who is obsessed with getting the best from himself and his work. We talk about Stabiliser cattle and the advantages of the breed. With a big interest in sustainability and the future of beef, he is one to watch.

We discuss:

His own journey

Life and work experiences

The Stabiliser beef system

His views on the beef farm of the future (challenges and opportunities)

The need to attract more people into agriculture and farming careers


Sean is worth a follow for his farming updates on Instagram with his partner Alice. Check out his stories on Instagram  @thebeeffarmer on Twitter @thebeefarmer

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