Hanna Driscoll, Product Manager for VikingHolstein has had a passion for animals and farming all her life.
Growing up in a small countryside village outside Linköping, Sweden, Hanna dreamed of working with animals since she was 5 or 6 years old. At first, she wanted to become a veterinarian, but soon after she started college, she discovered a love for cows that would lead her to pursue a career in agronomy.
“I’ve always liked animals in general, I was a horse girl from the beginning. But after I met cows for the first time, they became my full-time love,” she reminisces.
Discovering her passion
After getting to know cows, working with them for the first time, and meeting agronomists along the way, Hanna became interested in cattle breeding. Recognizing this as a way to contribute toward making animals healthier, she was fully on board with becoming an agronomist.
“I discovered that I could improve cattle health through genetic development, instead of treating animals directly. Vets play an incredible role in making animals healthier, but by becoming a breeding advisor I found a way to directly improve the cows’ health through genetics,” she explains.
After learning about the positive impact she could have on the future of cows, Hanna's interest in cattle breeding became a passion. She had found a way to help animals and push for more future-friendly farming at the same time.