Down & Dirty on the Farm

‘Down & Dirty on the Farm’, is a twenty-four part series that joins farmers as they plough the land, harvest crops, tend to animals, and endeavors to be involved in as many aspects of farming as possible. It also explains the science behind farming, with experts from Teagasc and other organisations.

  • Calving

    In this the first program Monica Hayes spent an evening in the maternity ward of the cow shed of dairy farmer Eamonn Redmond.

  • Silage

    In this program Monica Hayes spent a morning on Matt O’Keefe’s farm in Clara Co. Kilkenny when the silage was being cut….

  • Forestry

    In this program we focus on Forestry and Monica Hayes spent an afternoon with Will Gabbett, a farmer in Ballytobin Co. Kilkenny gazing up towards the sky looking at the trees in his woods. The piece also features Frances McHugh, Forestry Advisor from T …

  • Lambing

    In this program we focus on lambs and this program was recorded in March when Monica Hayes went to visit Nicholas Redmond’s pedigree Charolais ewes in the middle of lambing season. The piece also features Hugh Mahon Dry Stock Advisor with Teagasc Oak P …

  • Pig Farming

    In this program we enter the world of pig farming and chat with Mattie Moore at his pig fattening unit in Tullow, Co Carlow. The program also features Gerard McCutcheon Pig Enterprise Advisor with Teagasc. …

  • Shearing

    In this program we focus once more on sheep & lambs. This program was recorded at the end of May when Monica Hayes went to visit Suzanna Crampton a sheep farmer in Bennettsbridge as her sheep were being sheared by Andrew Forristal. The piece also featu …

  • Organic Farming

    In this program the focus is on Organic Farming and we meet Dominic Leonard who runs Castlewood Organic Farm and Castlewood Farm Shop and Tearooms in Durrow. Also featuring in the interview is Elaine Leavy and Dan Clavin, Organic Specialists with Teaga …