The Farmshow included interviews with Michael Hoey, President of the Irish Potato Federation and James O’Shea of Iverk farms. The topic was the holding of the Potato World Congress in Dublin for the first time.
Pat Roche, a Carlow based pig producer, outlined the dire financial straits in which pig farmers find themselves.
Thomas Ryan of Glanbia provided his monthly Green Scene update and the chairman of Glanbia Coop gave an update on progress at the Coop in developing a new brand, progressing the Belview cheese factory and in assisting producers under pressure because of over exposure to the fixed milk price scheme.
Eric Driver reported from Tullow mart and George Candler was in studio to deliver a comprehensive livestock report.