Seamus O' Rourke10/18/14
Seamus O' Rourke (along with his alter ego victor) joins Damien for a chat ! Seamus's new show is currently on tour around Ireland. It's called 'Padraig Pott's - Guide to Walking' and there's more info on www.seamusorourke.com
Dairy farmers are worried about dropping milk prices. Kieran O Brien, a dairy farmer, discusses things with Damien and we get the view from Jim Bergin, CEO Glanbia Ingredients
A look at how last week's budget will affect farmers
National Organic Food Awards
Suzanne was at the award ceremony and met some of the winners and to guage how well the organic sector is doing
The NDC Kerrygold quality Milk Producer of the year is Thomas Dwan and family from THurles
Meanwhile in Bavaria
And then there’s the picture of the Bavarian cows wearing nappies that came out during the week that forbids cows grazing on slopes that are too steep....
Marty meets two proud Roscommon Men in NY
When Marty attended a Gaelic Players Association Event in New York recently he caught up with two proud Roscommon men Adrian Jones and John Neary who are living in New York.
There's over 65,000 suckler farmers and they produce top quality beef cattle. But figures released by Teagasc show that most of them are losing money. Margaret Lehane a sucker farmer from Kanturk shared some of her management secrets with the audience...
Making your Wine
A Belgium man who Lives in Kell's has opened a craft wine making shop with very competitive prices . Luc Heymans joined Marty in studio to explain how his wine making enterprise works and how he goes about making your wine. www.makingyourwine.com
This week Teagasc published it's annual report. They provide a wide range of services to the farming and food sectors and Frances Shanahan met Gerry Boyle - Director of Teagasc to learn more.
You might have seen reports during the week of the cow assumed drowned 3 months ago that turned up in Breakey Lough in Co. Meath. Sean Kelleher the farmer in question explained everything to Marty and we heard from Christoper from Meath River Rescue...
Investigations Division in the Dept of Agriculture
John Shirley who's a columnist with The Farmers Journal and a livestock farmer explains to Marty what the new Investigations unit in the Department of Agriculture Food and The Marine is all about
Better than Gold
Twelve year old Fiona Buckley has written her very first novel 'Better then Gold'. The book looks at one of the most devastating periods in Irish Farming history. Louise Denvir visits Fiona and her family on their farm in Coachford in Co.Cork...
National Potato Day
Yesterday was National Potato Day and Gallaghers Boxty House in Temple Bar hosted a potato day where Paraic Óg Gallagher served up the 7 top potato recipes. Recipes on www.potato.ie. We also gave away a tonne of potatoes thanks to Bord Bia, Sam...
The IFA in recent weeks has been holding protests at ALDI supermarkets because they feel the discounter is pushing down the prices of fresh veg to unsustainable levels for farmers. It seems a deal is being done though. Marty talks to Eddie Doyle from...
PJ Cunningham reads a story called 'The Last Day of the Ploughman' from his new book: The Long Acre
THERE’S WHISKEY IN THE JAR
The renaissance of Irish Whiskey is well under way . This week Tullamore Dew re-opened their distillery after many years of blending whiskeys produced elsewhere and Peter Mulryan joins us to talk about the Whiskey Industry.
Damien met Taoiseach Enda Kennedy and Minister Simon Coveney at the launch of two new Dairygold facilities in Mallow and Michelstown.
The World’s Banking on Our Green Credentials
Juergen Voegele, was appointed Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice on July 1, 2014. Damien talked to him during a recent visit to Dublin.
You can keep your Massey Fergusons and your Fendts, cos I’ve got a...
Suzanne Campbell went to see horse ploughing in Collon, Co Louth this week on the King family farm with Gerry, David and Gerard at the reins.
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