In this week’s Irish Farmers Journal Young Stock Podcast, news correspondent Noel Bardon catches up with Wexford's Hannah Woods to get an insight into her role in Dovea Genetics’ graduate programme.

Hannah discusses recent trends in farmers’ breeding decisions, advice for the upcoming breeding season and how better-bred bulls could help solve a cut to cow numbers brought about by a reduction in nitrates derogation stocking rates.

We also hear of Hannah’s experience on an Irish-styled grass-based dairy herd in Germany, balancing a graduate programme with a master’s and what made her pick a degree in ag science after the Leaving Cert.

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