Episode 5 - 1st February

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 2 February 2023 - 45 minutes

The programme this week falls on St. Brigid's day and MJ speaks to Clodagh Doyle from the Countrylife Museum in Co. Mayo about the feast day. Just who was Brigid? A mythical Celtic goddess or the more modern day Saint?
Clodagh uncovers it all and speaks about the Celtic festival of Imbolg and how it is so important for agriculture as it is the season of new birth and new beginnings.
Declan Marren from the Irish Farmers Journal speaks about calves this spring and how rearing costs have escalated 44% in the last two years.
Michael Moroney from the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland talks about oil prices for the upcoming spring and Ray Doyle from ICOS gives an insight into changes in TB rules at marts.

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