Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life in Ireland, throughout the calendar year.
The is back with new farms, new families and new stories from right across Ireland's four provinces.
A total of 16 farming families from across the country take part in the series, giving a unique insight into the people behind this massively important industry and showing what it takes to bring food from the field to supermarket shelves and finally to our kitchen tables.
This 12 part series charts the agricultural year through 16 farms – Arable, Blackcurrant, Cattle, Dairy, Flower, Goat, Horse, Pig, Sheep and Vegetable.
Each episode captures the highs and lows of each calendar month of the year and features a variety of full and part-time farmers from all across Ireland.
Episode 5x11; Jun 06, 2017
November and in Ballinlough, Tipperary, Edwin Draper is getting his flock of pedigree sheep ready for winter. Near Bready, County Tyrone, the cold and wet weather means Tynan Roulston has to bring his cattle in from the hills. In Ballyclare, County Antrim, Michael and Norman Robson are training their young bulls for a major Show and Sale in Scotland next February. Meanwhile, near Fethard in County Tipperary, tillage farmer Noel Delany is milling his own grain. Near Mountnugent in County Cavan, Sebana Moynagh's dairy herd is being prepared for Winter. Tyrone farmer Chris Johnston is back out on the road scanning cattle to make sure they're in prime condition ahead of breeding. And on Ballykelly Farm in Wexford, the blacksmith is working with Margaret Jeffares' horses while husband Des is planting new blackcurrant bushes.
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