Discussion of agricultural news and rural affairs from Ireland's leading farming and agri-business newspaper, the Irish Farmers' Journal. Every Wednesday.
Irish Country Living Podcast #12: Dragons' Den, Game of Thrones and adapting to country life with Claire Hunter
From Belfast, but living on a farm in Armoy, Co Antrim, Claire Hunter is business woman who’s not afraid to take a chance.
Macra presidential election and calf prices hold
This week we hear from the president of Macra na Feirme on the election race, calf prices stay strong, a Belfast business woman on life in the country plus the latest from this week’s crop magazine.
Irish Country Living Podcast #11: social entrepreneur, Deborah Somorin
Against the odds, Deborah Somorin overcame homelessness at 13 to provide a better life for her son. Now she is helping others do the same through her charity, Empower the Family.
Farmer fury over REPS and Glanbia’s new rules
This week farmers took the minister to task over the new REPS scheme, plus find out what impact Glanbia’s new rules will have, an insight into British meat factories and Government’s plans for rural Ireland.
Irish Country Living Podcast #10: dairy goats, are you kidding me?
At home with no work, Emma O Connor started off hand milking two goats. That number has grown to 35 and she’s now building a milk processing unit.
Climate bill could curb farm growth and dairy expansion for goat herd
This week we hear how the Climate Bill could impact farmers, Glanbia on new milk supply restrictions, how to spot Blackgrass and expanding a goat herd.