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Paudy O’Brien – CEO

Paudy farmed full-time for 18 years after graduating from Clonakilty Agricultural College in 1997.  In 2015 he sold his dairy herd to establish Agritxt.  He is still part-time farming while managing the business.

Started developing Agritxt, March 2015.

Peter Roche

IT Manager

Peter has a degree in software design and implementation. He also has 15 years’ experience distributing lubricants and parts to the agricultural market across Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford and combines all these skills to run the IT and Automotive needs of Agritxt.

Started August 2015

Sam O’Brien

Data Entry Administration Manager

Sam’s agricultural experience comes from spending all her spare time as a child helping on her grandparents beef and sheep farm in Co. Wicklow.  She then married a dairy farmer from Cork and continued to help alongside him.  Outside of her farming life she also has over 20 year’s experience in office administration.

Started August 2018

Sheena McCarthy

Supplier Liaison/ File Preparation

Sheena grew up on a diary, beef and sheep farm in County Waterford.  After graduation from UCD with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science.  She worked in Gurteen Agricultural College and New Zealand.  Along side her husband and daughter, they own and manage a beef and sheep herd outside of Buttevant.  Sheena also works for the pedigree sheep breed societies and is a member of IFA and Charleville Show Committee.

Started October 2018

Jillian McCarthy

Office Manager/Bovine Paperwork Lead

Jillian grew up on a beef and sheep farm which she is still involved with.  She studied drystock management in Gurteen Agricultural College before continuing to WIT to study a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science.

Started May 2019

Ann Coughlan

Field Agent – South East

Ann farms dairy, beef and tillage farm with her husband, John and daughter Helena. Ann’s understanding of farming and farmer’s needs comes from her life-long involvement and commitment to farming.  Ann also had a career teaching at second and third level.

Started July 2020

Lisa O’Kelly

Field Agent – South West

Lisa spent 14 years as a large animal veterinary nurse and dog groomer.  Lisa joined the team in 2022 and always had an interest in farming.  She secured a place in the veterinary nursing course at St. John’s College in Cork in 2008 and graduated in 2010.  She stayed in St John’s for another year and completed a level 6 course in dog grooming before entering the working environment.  Lisa holds a QQI Level 6 in Veterinary Nursing.  She also has a son and many dogs.

Started April 2022

Catherine McCarthy

Data Entry Administration Manager

Catherine joined the team in April 2022 after 16 years in the finance world. Originally from Kilkenny, her work brought her to Cork.

Her agricultural experience began when she met a local dairy farmer 6 years ago and grew from there. Now married with 2 boys, Catherine enjoys helping on the farm when she can.  Catherine also has a degree in HR

Started April 2022

Lorraine O’Shea

Data Entry Administrator

Lorraine comes from a  childcare background with a B.A. Honours degree in Early Year Education.  Lorraine also has a Business Administration and Business Management qualifications.  As a child, Lorraine enjoyed helping her neighbours moving livestock and also has a big love of animals.

Started October 2022

Stephen O’Reilly

Field Agent – North

Stephen is a suckler to beef farmer with an interest in all varieties of farming.   He has studied Agricultural Science and used this knowledge when traveling to England, Australia, and New Zeland.  In these countries he has worked on a variety of different farms.

Started November 2022