From a farming background in Co Meath, Margaret Stephens started feeding calves when she was 13, but went on to become a theatre nurse. She met her husband Eugene, a farmer, on a blind date in Dublin.They have 150 sheep and 30 sucklers at Rossana Farm, in Co Wicklow.

“I job-share so I have the best of both worlds. On the days I am at home, we do the big jobs that Eugene couldn’t do by himself, like dosing cattle,” Margaret says.