The Farm Show

Glanbia Farm Show – 28/9/2017

John Bambrick, Chairman of Kilkenny IFA was our studio guest. He spoke with Matt about current issues such as new agriculture standards, market prospects being discussed at an upcoming IFA event and also told us about a farm vehicle safety event (in conjunction with An Garda Siochana, Kilkenny Mart, FBD and IFA’s Theft Stop initiative). It’s happening on Wednesday, October 4th and full details are here

Matt attended a trial organised by ABP Food Group, Teagasc and Bord Bia which explained the potential of beef cross animals for the dairy herd. He spoke with Paul Matthews and Stephen Connolly of ABP and Joe Burke of Bord Bia.

We heard from Tim Ashmore of Kildalton College on the upcoming courses and the recent developments in the college.

John Moloney of Teagasc spoke to us about a series of farm succession seminars taking place over the next few weeks. Full details are available by ringing 058 41211

We had our regular Farm Diary segment sponsored by Tullow Mart and the weekly Kilkenny Mart report from George Candler.