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The Farm Show – Sponsored by glanbiaconnect.com – 5/4/2018

Once again, the continuing weather issues dominated tonight’s programme.

Alan O’Reilly of carlowweather.com gave an update, which, while realistic and accurate, held out some hope for a gradual improvement.

Charles Chavasse, a vet with Zoetis joined us to discuss the animal issues at play and gave advice on strategies for animal health, specifically in the area of nutrition and medication.

George Ramsbottom of Teagasc spoke to Matt about the personal issues of stress for farmers and how to manage it and the supports that are there for people.

Matt also spoke to Terry Carroll and Michael Fitzgerald of Teagasc on strategies for fodder management, with a strong emphasis on feed balance.

George Collier, Chairman of Carlow IFA joined us in studio to discuss how farmers in the county are managing their way through the current difficulties.

We had the weekly Farm Diary sponsored by Tullow Mart and George Candler joined us from Kilkenny Mart to give the Kilkenny Mart Report.

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