articles about women-in-agriculture
The 18-year-old is best-known as 'the mad sheep woman'
"I initially started farming through default" - Maeve, dairy farmer
“When I’m not baking, I am looking after my sheep,” – Jennifer
The Fordes will walk their in-calve suckler cows up to their winterage pastures in the Burren uplands
"Women have never been farming in their own right and that is the difference now"
‘The route I took to become a vet was obviously meant for me’ – Catherine (25)
Watch Sandra tackle a calving case single-handedly
Ciara (21) runs a suckler & dairy farm with her father & grandfather
“Farming is special to me because I know no other job” – Sinéad (44), Mayo
‘I wake up every morning with a new plan’ - Brónagh
Sinéad (21) wanted to be a nurse but is now a dairy farm manager
Carlow's Julie (28) - a qualified vet nurse - is studying Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University
Life after an accident - Clodagh was unable to resume her career as a chef so she became a sheep farmer!