Farm Ireland
Independent.ie

Monday 5 December 2016

'He'd be strong, tough and would have to have a lot of money and land'- The ideal farmer at the Ploughing Championships

Published 20/09/2016 | 10:42

At the annual Ploughing Championships, there's never a shortage of eligible farmers.

  • Go To

Independent.ie took to the stalls to ask young people about their ideal farmer.

From designer wellies, to doing all the work on the farm, there were high farming standards in Tullamore.

Sinead from Mayo said her ideal farmer would be a 6ft Dairy farmer with designer wellies.

"He'll not be dirty, he'll be a clean dairy farmer. He'd be the only one farming for sure," Sinead told Independent.ie.

Doireann and Emma agreed that the ideal farmer would have loads of jackets and wellies but most importantly loads of money.

"He'd have to be strong, tough and have a lot of land," said Doireann. "He'd need to have enough jackets to keep me warm on the farm."

Kelly told Independent.ie she's interested in marrying a farmer, even though she's never been on a farm.

Also Read


Large crowds at the National Ploughing Championships
Large crowds at the National Ploughing Championships

"I'd help him, I like farming... But I've never been on a farm!"

Sarah from Carlow said he'd need to have a G7 tractor before he'd even get a look in.

Michael Dillon sits in a CASE IH combine harvester. Inset far right: Tara O’Carroll, of Port West, throws a welly Photos: Damien Eagers
Michael Dillon sits in a CASE IH combine harvester. Inset far right: Tara O’Carroll, of Port West, throws a welly Photos: Damien Eagers

"He'd be up every morning working hard. I'd help him drive the tractors. I love tractors," she said.

Greg, a young farmer from Carlow said he'd expect his wife to help on the farm.

"She'd have to get her hands dirty. She'd have to milk the cows,  feed the cattle and chicken and cook a nice steak," he told Independent.ie.

"I'd be in the jeep managing the farm."

Online Editors