44-year-old Sinéad Cusack – who hails from outside Newport in Co. Mayo – is a finalist in this year’s Corrib Oil Women in Farming Awards.
She has her own farm comprising of 100-hectares and assists her father with the running of his 170-hectare sheep and suckler enterprise.
The Mayo native has a rather varied role and is responsible for calving cows, routine dosing, other general animal husbandry duties and paperwork.
'Farming here all my life'
“I have been farming here all my life; farming is special to me because I know no other job.”
“I am out in the fresh air, in the beautiful countryside and I couldn’t see myself farming any place else but here,” Sinéad explained.
“It has been challenging up to this but like everything, there are ups and downs no matter what walk of life you’re in.” she concluded.
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