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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Things they do not tell you about dating a livestock haulier

That’s Farming’s version of things people do not tell you about 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);
  • You may not see them for days or weeks on end – depending on their routes;
  • Picking up a load of cattle replaces your idea of a typical, conventional ‘lazy Sunday drive’;
  • You must learn to master the ‘trucker’s wave’
  • If you are bitten by the travel bug, then a trucker is for you;
  • When dating a livestock haulier, you must accept/understand that they may not be able to make every social event in your diary.
Dating an agricultural contractor

That’s Farming’s version of things people do not tell you about dating an agricultural contractor.

  • You must be able to cook breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea for the entire ag contracting team, not just your other half;
  • You must become a professional tea and sandwich maker;
  • Being able to make a ‘good’ and a ‘grand’ cup of tea could be the difference between gaining and losing ‘wife material’ status;
  • You must familiarise yourself with the term ‘cab slag’;
  • Warning: You may not see your other half during silage season;
  • Date nights consist of viewing GRASSMEN or Farm FLiX;
  • Forget about nights out and weekends away during silage and slurry spreading season;
  • When dating an agricultural contractor, a day trip will consist of going to a farm machinery show;
  • If machinery parts need to be picked up, cancel your plans for the rest of the day/evening;
  • When you are driving along a road with your other half, they more than likely will be comparing ‘green diesel’ prices among various outlets.
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