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Farming Today This Week: Women in Agriculture

Minette Batters, the first female deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, shows Charlotte Smith around her Wiltshire beef farm and discusses what it means to be a woman in agriculture. While feeding her Aberdeen Angus heifers, Minette reflects on her election victory and outlines her vision for the union - animal and plant health, and the environment being top of her agenda.

To mark International Women's Day, we also hear from other women making a career in agriculture. Caz Graham meets dairy farmer Sally Wilson, who has invested in a robotic milking machine and a housed system for her herd on the Scottish Borders. Anna Jones travels to Knighton Livestock Market in the Welsh Marches and chats to one of the UK's 10 female livestock auctioneers - Jenny Layton Mills.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Anna Jones.

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27 minutes

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Sat 8 Mar 2014 06:30