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There’s more money in dairy farming than construction

by Joe Aherne

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I read a very interesting article yesterday in the Irish Independent stating that young people will earn more money from dairying during their working life then they would if working in the construction sector. Hopefully this might make our students think again before applying for college places. There is huge demand for management staff on farms and the sector needs young, innovative and motivated people to make a difference in a much changing farm environment.

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Joe Aherne

CEO of Leading Edge Group

Joe qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982. It was a decision that reaped great benefits for Joe, providing him with an international recognized qualification which allowed him to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps who had both worked and lived abroad. Having qualified as a CPA, Joe took up financial positions in the Middle East and UK.

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