Ballymena Today favourite loves farmer television show Rare Breed and we are glad to see it will be back on our screens tonight.
In all weather conditions and on every type of farm, from fruit to livestock, crops to Christmas trees, Rare Breed encapsulates the value of the agri-industry, showing our local produce is an international commodity worth millions to the economy every year.
In the opening programme we meet farmer Seamus Kane in Co Antrim who is hoping the worst of the rain comes while his cattle and sheep are indoors while in Co Down, arable farmer Allan Chambers, is also patiently waiting for the rain to stop, although there’s no rushing his crop of trees.
In Armagh, brothers Geoffrey and John Kinnear are checking which of their dairy cows are in calf. While in Galway, Liam Conway and son Shane, are lambing their pedigree Charollais sheep.
At the same time Micheál Looney is welcoming new arrivals at his Cork dairy farm and in Laois, tillage farmer David Walsh-Kemmis, is busy making the most of January’s short-lived dry weather.
In Co Clare, we meet John Moroney who breeds Limousins at the gateway to the Burren National Park and twenty three year old Frank McGeeney, one of the tens of thousands of part time farmers who juggles his office job with working on the family farm in Co Louth.
Tune in tonight to catch the new series of Rare Breed on UTV at 8pm.