Co Antrim sheep farmer prepares for lambing season on UTV’s Rare Breed

Co Antrim farmer Seamus Kane
Co Antrim farmer Seamus Kane

Taking a look back at the month of October 2014, as the weather becomes increasingly colder the farmers prepare their herds for the following year on the next episode of Rare Breed – A Farming Year on Monday 9 March at 8pm on UTV.

In Co Antrim, Seamus Kane rearranges his barns ahead of the upcoming lambing season. Although it is still several months away, it takes meticulous planning in order to ensure there is enough space to house the new arrivals.

In Co Down, Allan Chambers and his nephew Neill Patterson harvest the remainder of their maize crops before the cold winter months set in. Meanwhile in in Armagh, John Kinnear and his family prepare for the local annual Harvest Festival.

With the following year in mind, Co Carlow pig farmer Toby Couchman has journeyed to Galway to buy new additions to his herd while Pat Morrissey in Co Tipperary also prepares for new arrivals to the dairy cow herd.

Part-time dairy farmer Frank McGeeney is running a safe farming event for his Macra Na Feirme group in Louth. Near Tullamore in Co Offaly, Joe Deverell is boosting his cows’ magnesium levels to increase their fertility.

Elsewhere in Skerries vegetable farmer Colm Grimes is trying to finish sowing his barley but the rain is looming and his tractor has unfortunately broken down.

Sponsored by Irwin’s Bakery and shot in High Definition, the series is narrated by UTV’s Mark McFadden.

Rare Breed – A Farming Year continues on Monday 9 March at 8pm.