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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 suckler farmer

Things they do not tell you about dating a suckler farmer

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

  • If they are glued to sheep and/or cattle sales via Mart Eye or LSL Auctions when having lunch/dinner with you, do not take it to heart;
  • Plans revolve around when cows decide not to break out or calf;
  • You may have to become their calving assistant;
  • Forget about date nights during calving season;
  • Herding could be your relationship’s greatest test;
  • You must order beef when eating out;
  • Consider a trip to the mart a date;
  • He/she will remember every cow’s due dates but may forget your birthday or other important dates;
  • When on their phone, they spend their time looking at their Moocall app or calving cameras or ads on
  • Earmark Carrick Winter Fair and ag show dates in your diary as day trips/weekends away.
Dating an agri 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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