Episode 2

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 11 January 2024 - 45 minutes

Dr. Steve Collins from Derry Duff Farm chats to MJ about how his humanitarian work in famine stricken countries in Africa have led him to a secluded farm in West Cork. On his farm Steve is growing aronia berries and chats not only about the health benefits but also the fine profit margins that are to be had for people growing these plants. Alan Dillon from Teagasc chats about upcoming Dairy Beef 500 calf webinars where topics such as health and sourcing good quality animals will be discussed. Grace Cassells, Lara Flood and Kiera Hopkins from Ballymahon Vocational School speak about the BT Young Scientist Competition and their project on the benefits of electronic cow collars. With our food and beverage exports topping 16 billion euro for a second year in a row John Tobin from Bord Bia chats about this remarkable achievement for Irish agriculture.

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