Glanbia Farm Show

The Farm Show – Sponsored by – 3/10/2019

First tonight we heard from James Burke on the subject of food entrepreneurship. It’s an emerging aspect of the food sector and James explained the many supports (practical and financial) available to food producers seeking markets for their produced.

James also mentioned an upcoming event happening in Kilkenny which will be of interest to food producers. Full details here. He also mentioned a useful online video course. Full details here

Both are being operated under the aegis of the local Enterprise offices.

Seán Cummins and Enda McLoughlin of Teagasc joined us in studio to highlight a dairy calf to beef  event happening on the O’Hanrahan farm happening next Thursday, October 10th, in Thomastown.

Matt spoke with Yoris Somers, a vet with Glanbia, about health protocols for livestock as we enter in the winter period. Glanbia will be running events locally in the near future and we’ll provide details in the coming weeks.

As Storm Lorenzo continued it’s way towards the country, Matt was joined by Alan O’Reilly of about the latest news of the storm and it’s potential effects on the farming sector.

As usual, George Candler was in studio to deliver the Kilkenny Mart report and Eric Driver gave an update on Tullow Mart sales prices.