The Farm Show

Glanbia Farm Show – 2/2/2017

The first item on tonight’s show was a preview of the upcoming Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association annual show in Punchestown, being held on the 9th to 11th of February. Joining us were FTMTA CEO Gary Ryan, the Farmers Monthly machinery correspondent Noel Dunne and Dick Murphy of Murphy Motors, Glenmore Kilkenny. (Full details here)

Recent rumours on the planned closure of the Kilkenny Regional Veterinary Laboratory persist and today the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association staged a protest outside the laboratory. Mary Ann Vaughan of the KCLR news team reported on the fears of ICMSA members. This will be an ongoing issue and we will continue to cover it on the programme.

In studio also was Sean Finan, national president of Macra Na Feirme as he comes to the end of his term in office, discussing issues of concern to his members.

We had the weekly Mart Report from Kilkenny Mart, courtesy of Michael Lynch.