Young female farmers from the Midlands have been using innovative new ways to establish themselves in what has traditionally been seen as a man's world.
Sophie Barnes, who reared her first flock in Dale Abbey in Derbyshire, used social media to make contacts after she moved to New Zealand.
- Hear more from Sophie's Skype interview from New Zealand with ITV News Central below.
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Mainly dry through Wednesday with sunny spells though the odd shower is possible. Feeling a touch warmer than Tuesday with light winds.
Often sunny, although cloud will increase with isolated afternoon showers. Feeling warm, locally very warm inland, but cooler near coasts.
**A warning that this article shows an image of the dead animals as part of an RSPCA appeal for information**