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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Cannon Hall Farm: More than 150 years of farming experience

Sunday Times bestsellers and stars of Channel 5’s On The Farm, The Nicholson family, share their journey through a typical springtime at their South Yorkshire Cannon Hall Farm.

Their book Springtime at Cannon Hall Farm – which Ebury Spotlight published in March 2022 – offers a month-by-month insight into life on the farm.

Each season, Roger and Cynthia Nicholson, and their sons Richard, Robert and David, show how the arrival of baby goats, lambs, calves and piglets galore shapes their farming year.

With spring at the heart of the farming year, it is the busiest time for the family and for visitors coming to the farm to meet the new arrivals and catch up with old favourites, the llama and alpaca posse, shire horses, and the irrepressible Shetland ponies, including Ozzie Horsebourne and Jon Bon Pony.

Cannon Hall Farm

A spokesperson for the publishing company remarked:

“The book reflects on the farm’s history, childhood stories, testing times, poignant memories and enriching experiences that have shaped the lives they lead today.”

“Featuring tales of bygone days when traditional skills, crafts, and daily practices shaped life in the countryside. And for fans of Rob and Dave’s Channel 5 shows, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes photos and secrets revealed.”

“As Yorkshire’s premier open farm attraction, Cannon Hall Farm continues to play host to thousands of visitors with spring being the busiest time of the year.”

About the farmers

The Nicholson Family, Roger, and Cynthia Nicholson, and their three sons, Richard, Robert and David, have a combined farming experience of more than 150 years.

They work together at Cannon Hall farm in Yorkshire’s beautiful Pennine foothills, where they rear pigs, sheep, goats, cows and more.

The farm was named Best Large Visitor Attraction in the White Rose Awards, their first book, Living Our Best Lives (2021), was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and their C5 show On The Farm is set to return in 2022.

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