Episode 2 - 11th January

Country Life with MJ Clery

Wednesday, 11 January 2023 - 45 minutes

On this weeks programme MJ chats to Minister of State Martin Heydon on the reopening of the Chinese market for Irish beef. Claire McCormack from Co. Westmeath speaks about how a foreign fund plans to invest heavily in Irish forestry and how this will have the knock on effect of driving up land prices in what is already a very competitive market. Adam Woods from the Irish Farmers Journal speaks about the beef outlook for 2023 as well as how he feels all dairy calves needs to be genotyped going forward to really find out what dairy beef sires are working. Brendan Guinan from Fíor Bhia Farm in Co. Laois chats about direct selling of meat from his 26 acre holding just outside Portlaoise and how his business is going from strength to strength.

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