There were 365 graduates hired by the 72 agri food companies surveyed by the Irish Farmers Journal. Almost one-third were hired by dairy companies such as Carbery, Kerry, Glanbia, etc. Almost 90 graduates were hired by beef and lamb processors.

A further 100 graduates were hired by the agri-supporting industry; of those Bord Bia hired a massive 69 graduates in its largest intake of talent for the agri food industry to date.