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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
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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Things they do not tell you about dating a livestock exhibitor

Things they do not tell you about dating a livestock exhibitor

That’s Farming’s version of things people do not tell you about dating a livestock exhibitor.

  • Forget about an overseas holiday each summer; ag show season it is!
  • Familiar yourself with the ISA event guide – you are heading to at least one ag show every weekend (maybe even two);
  • You will have to spend all your time perfecting the animal’s appearance – not your own!
  • Your white ‘show coat’ is your desired attire of choice for the season;
  • Red must become your favourite colour – eyes on the 1st-prize-winning rosettes;
  • You must become a ‘bovine hairdresser’ – Certificates required in: livestock blow drying, clipping, washing and grooming;
  • It would be most useful if you completed your ‘BE’ test;
  • You must become a tour guide – familiarise yourself with signposts, place names and Google Maps!
  • Don’t expect to have a full night’s sleep until after the National Ploughing Championships;
  • You must be willing to either lead the animal and that includes participating in various livestock handling competitions too;
  • You must watch all livestock classes like a hawk;
  • Examine each show catalogue from page to page and cover to cover.
Dating a livestock haulier:
  • You must get up to speed with the ins and outs of the trucking industry;
  • You must learn to give clear directions and become a pro road sign reader;
  • Date nights consist of a trip to the mart or a beef/sheep factory;
  • You may travel on every side road and lane in the country;
  • You must accept that early nights are a thing of the past;
  • A day trip may involve going to a truck show or truck run;
  • When you are driving along a road with your other half, they more than likely will be comparing fuel prices among various outlets;
  • You are in charge of controlling the Spotify playlist during journeys (Be sure to add East Bound and Down, Truck Drivin’ Woman and You’re Some Trucker to your favourites).

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