articles about women-in-farming
“We farmed 1,000 sheep and 500 head of cattle for years,” – Elizabeth
“Growing up, I was never told I couldn't do something because I was a girl…” – Shauna (28)
She receives text message notifications from a Moocall calving monitor.
“I would never turn down a good run around the shops or getting the nails done!” – Emily, a civil engineering student & farmer.
She lives on a suckler, dairy and tillage farm.
The 22-year-old student rents a 40-acre farm and has her own herd of pedigree Hereford and Angus cattle.
"I decided to defer my veterinary medicine course and come home to Ireland as I felt I rushed into this opportunity too quickly."
The 18-year-old is best-known as 'the mad sheep woman'
"I initially started farming through default" - Maeve, dairy farmer
Rosalind Woodside qualified as a vet in 1986
"I stumbled across a photo of them and fell in love instantly" - Aisling
Danielle is a third-level student and Stabiliser cattle breeder
“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"