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Matthew Kehoe is breeding Jacob sheep since he was 9-years-old and it all started with one very special purchase. He is also a full-time Agricultural Science student.
Catherina meets Lucie Walsh a native of the Czech Republic who with her husband, runs a profitable herd of pedigree cattle and a snail farm in the heart of Co. Kerry.
Catherina meets Leitrim’s Colm Stenson, a 33-year-old pedigree Simmental breeder and Macra na Feirme ambassador. Read about his journey here.
Catherina speaks to Darragh McManus, Farm Manager of the prestigious Bostonia Charolais herd, based in Co. Sligo.
Catherina meets Steven Tierney of Bannixtown Limousins, a leading herd in Co. Tipperary.
Catherina meets Philip Crowe of the Powerful Blue Texel flock, sourcing quality genetics from Holland.
Catherina speaks to Joe Desmond, a Wagyu cattle breeder in Co. Galway.
Catherina meets Tom Murphy, a breeder of Galway sheep, one of Ireland’s only native breeds, with an official rare breed status.
On this week’s farmer focus, Kevin speaks to renowned Charolais breeder, Alan Wood.
Farmer Focus: Reaping the rewards of breeding pedigree Blonde cattle with a focus on genetics & grass!
Catherina speaks to Sean Galvin of Terelton Blondes, a pedigree breeder that takes a dairy farmer approach to grassland management!
Catherina speaks to John Cahalane, a breeder who has enjoyed immense success on the show circuit!
Farmer Focus: One Wexford breeder is venturing into pastures new with a pedigree herd of Polled Herefords
John Murphy doesn’t come from a farming background, but he is breeding quality cattle with a difference, using genetics from Northern Ireland and Australia.
Jim Croke has returned to Holland to source stock directly & has claimed several prizes down through the years.
The O'Hallorans have secured two bulls into Irish A.I. & scooped prestigious silverware at Tullamore Show this year alone!
Farmer Focus: Meet Damien Ryan of Cappanarrow Limousin – A pedigree herd that places emphasis on quality over quantity!
Meet Laois native Damien Ryan who manages a herd of pedigree Limousin and commercial cattle.
Farmer Focus: Meet Michael Sinnott Jnr. of Knockbrandon Flock- A full-time teacher running a flock with 330 ewes!
Meet Michael Sinnott Jnr. of Knockbrandon Flock- A full-time teacher running a flock with 330 ewes!
Farmer Focus: Meet Darren McLoughlin -The Archaeologist who is a Bó Riabhach and Droimeann cattle breeder!
Are you familiar with Bó Riabhach and Droimeann cattle? Well this farm is home to two rather interesting rare breeds!
Catherina meets John Paul and Noreen O' Callaghan who are breeding Speckle Park for half a decade now!