Episode 42

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 19 October 2023 - 44 minutes

On the programme this week the Blás na hÉireann awards are one of the man topics of conversation. Fallon Moore from Blás joins MJ to chat about the annual awards which are now running for 16 years. Fallon chats about the winners from the Midlands and how home cooking and food origin are more and more important for consumers. A recent gold medal winner at the Blás awards were Greene's Free Range Eggs from Co. Westmeath. Kenneth Greene chats about their business and the logistics of animal husbandry with over 5,000 hens. Margaret Farrell from Teagasc speaks about the newly deployed signpost advisors who will visit your farm and help you to farm in a more environmentally friendly way. The aim is to ensure profitability while also farming more sustainably. This service is free and available to all farmers. Teresa Roche from the IFA speaks about the need for vigilance when using lime on the farm and also chats about her on farm business producing Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese.

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