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.