The Glanbia Farm Show broadcasts on KCLR every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the programme repeated on Sunday mornings at 6:00 a.m. It is an agriculture based programme, focusing on current farming events, the people involved in farming, the agri-sector and rural issues affecting the people of Carlow and Kilkenny.
Tonight’s programme also included the first of 2 Farm Auctions in aid of Kilkenny Lions Club
Matt O’Keeffe is your host, and you can contact the show by emailing [email protected]
This show was first broadcast on Thursday, December 7th, 2017.
Tonight’s show was a bit freer in nature again with a number of issues discussed by our panel; joining us in studio was Tomás Turley who has recently retired from Teagasc as a Dairy Adviser; we heard about some upcoming events from John Moloney of Teagasc; also joining us was PJ O’Keeffe, the winner of the Young Farmer Of The Year award for 2017.
Topics discussed tonight were: changes in the dairy sector in the past 3o years, including earlier turnout and the increasing emphasis on environmental care; achieving a reasonable work/life balance and the need for a properly diverse agricultural industry in the light of changing market needs.
We had our weekly Farm Diary sponsored by Tullow Mart and George Candler joined us for this week’s Mart Report from Kilkenny.
All through the programme we were joined by members of Kilkenny Lions Club who were around to run the second of the annual Farm Auctions (bids and other details will not apply as the auction was live on the night).