Episode 9 - 1st March

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 2 March 2023 - 44 minutes

This week MJ chats to Aidan Connolly about his new book "The Future of Agriculture". Aidan speaks about how a growing use of technology will be a mainstay on farms in the future, how economies of scale will be more important than ever going forward and the real meaning of the word sustainabilty.

Declan Marren from the the Irish Farmers Journal speaks about the calf trade and how the use of sexed semen has seen an influx of dairy beef calves earlier than usual this year.

Kieron McEvoy IFA Tillage Chairman from Emo in Co. Laois speaks about how the land leasing market is leaving tillage farmers out in the cold.

And Hugh Farrell from the ICSA discusses increase in compensation levels for TB.

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