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Three generations of the Kerr family are involved in the operation of a 300-ewe flock in Co. Monaghan. The trio breed high-end sheep & bring some of the progeny through to slaughter, by feeding typhon.
Catherina meets suckler and sheep farmer Ciaran Calvey who is also a livestock drover at Balla Mart; and Leaving Certificate student.
Catherina meets Kevin Harney, a fourth-generation cattle; sheep and goat farmer & Agri-Business student.
Catherina meets John Powell, a Zwartbles breeder making waves, who does not carry an ounce of farming blood. The U.K. native has been successful on the show circuit.
Catherina meets Padraic McKenna, a suckler farmer in Co. Monaghan, who is on a mission to increase quantity & improve quality.
Catherina meets Francis Lyons, a pedigree Beltex breeder making waves in Co. Galway. Francis has travelled overseas to acquire quality breeding lines in order to push his flock to great heights.
Catherina meets Eoin McGovern, a 22-year-old making big waves in the pedigree Charolais cattle breeding circles.
Catherina meets Robert Boyle, who has been breeding Irish Moiled cattle for close to two decades and is no stranger to the show circuit.
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!