Cian Jobe is a Farm assistant and relief milker from Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford.
Area: 26 ha
Labour: Farm owner and Cian part time
Herd: 70 spring calving cows
Level 5 Certificate in Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College (1 year)
After completing his Leaving Cert, he completed the Level 5 course in Ballyhaise. During this course, he did his three month placement on a 180 cow dairy farm in Longford which he really enjoyed.
Overview of current role
For the summer, Cian is currently working a number of jobs. He works a few days a week for a dairy farmer milking 70 cows and completes day-to-day jobs such as milking, spreading fertilizer, topping and herding. He also helps out on the 180 cow farm where he did his placement and relief milks for a number of other farmers when needed.
Cian plans to use formal education to up-skill himself. The mix between practical and theory work is something he really enjoyed when doing the Level 5 qualification.
As his home farm is only 12 ha, Cian’s long-term aim is to get a farm manager job or enter into a partnership on a dairy farm. His current goal is to learn as much as possible about dairy farming