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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Wanted: Farm families for next This Farming Life series

This Farming Life is back for another series, and producers are currently on the hunt for Scottish farmers.

The BBC Two documentary series aims to “follow the struggles and triumphs of very different farming families in some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote landscapes as they try to turn a profit in testing economic times”.

The “dramatic true-life” series, which follows a year in the lives of six farm families, comprises twelve hour-long episodes, which the BBC broadcasts over four weeks.

It aims to document “the lows and highs” of farm families over the course of twelve months.

Some have described the series as “one of the best farming-related programmes on the BBC for many years”.

The series previously scooped the Scottish BAFTA for the best factual series.

This Farming Life series

In a statement to That’s Farming, producer, Carys Evans, said:

“Are you new to farming or part of a generation that is developing new ways to farm?”

“Over the next year, do you have any exciting challenges ahead? Has farming life become more challenging during these difficult times?”

“Waiting on planning permission, relocating to a new farm, building a shop, creating a new side business or training new help? We want to hear from you.”

“If this sounds like something that could interest you or you would like more information, please get in touch with me by emailing – [email protected],” she concluded.

Emma Gray’s interview on That’s Farming

That’s Farming previously interviewed one of the show’s stars, world-renowned sheepdog breeder and trainer, Emma Gray.

The well-known shepherdess strives to “breed top-quality working sheepdogs with an emphasis on working ability”.

She believes that “heart, honesty, bravery and power” are the lifeblood of a working collie.

She has sold working sheep dogs worldwide to the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Israel and even the Faroe Islands.

She told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“I got my first dog aged 13 and have never not been training a sheepdog since. It takes years and years of study and passion or sometimes just good luck to breed a good one.”

You can read the interview in full.

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