WE asked farmers why they believe agriculture is the best profession in the world - and they didn’t let us down...
"Without farmers, the whole world would be in a very sticky situation. To be part of that is very satisfying. I've seen cattle, sheep and pigs born in my life - and I still get a 'buzz' from leaning on a gate and watching a new life come into the world."
- YellowBelly (Farming Forum)
"For me, it's getting to work in a truly stunning part of the world and leaving my mark on that landscape."
- Exmoor Dave (Farming Forum)
"I like the amount of variety in work we do. Constantly changing from season to season, year on year."
- Recoil (Farming Forum)
"The constant challenge is the kicker for me. I tire of things quickly once I master them. New tricks, new methods and making things work that shouldn't."
- Kiwi Pete (Farming Forum)
"We all know being a farmer means we can moan like hell, park where we like and be grumpy."
- MrNoo (Farming Forum)
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"Bringing new life into the world. A timeless and noble vocation."
- JP1 (Farming Forum)
"Speaking as someone who has spent time away from farming and come back - I think it is more a lifestyle than a job. Anyone who can spend their life doing what they love is truly lucky."
- Shadow (Farming Forum)
"Knowing your place in history. The people who have done exactly the same as me on the farm - blood, sweat and tears."
- Reverand (Farming Forum)
"It's the animals. Knowing 'that cow' will be the next to calf because of the way she looked at me last night. Being the first person in the world to see those twin lambs, just as you were the first to see their mother and grandmother."
- Becs (Farming Forum)
"It's impossible to give just one answer; I came back to farming after a long time away, and thought a lot about it beforehand. Independence, freedom, working outdoors (most of the time), working with livestock (most of the time), working from home, physical work, seeing last year's work bear fruit, planning what's to do, completing each job, the variety of jobs and much, much more.
- Danllan (Farming Forum)