WITH over 50 per cent of the staff being female, from the sales manager to the poultry farmer, Corwen's Rhug Estate last week celebrated the equality that is related with International Women’s Day.

March 8 is International Women's Day, which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century.

Rhug Estate owner Lord Newborough said: “Each element of the Rhug Estate would not run smoothly if it wasn’t for all our female staff.

"We believe in equality when it comes to employment at the Rhug and a vacant position does not have a gender label on it - we always employ the best person for that job.

“The majority of applications we get, however, are stereotypical of the gender that is related with that type of work.

"For example, farm workers are from male applicants and the recent vacancy in the Bistro drew applications entirely from females.

"We’re keen to break this mould and would encourage applications from both male and females for all vacancies we have.”

At the heart of Rhug is Lord Newborough’s commitment to an organic lifestyle.

Rhug Farm is self-contained and a true ‘field to plate’ operation applying the highest standard of sustainability.

Using the most sustainable farming practices, Rhug prides itself on superior tasting meat products, including organic beef, lamb, pork, bison, chicken, turkey, goose, and game when in season.

For more details on IWD, visit www.internationalwomensday.com