A Kilkenny farmer is set to feature on RTE's Ear To The Ground programme tonight (Thursday).
Two and a half million dairy and beef calves will be born on Irish farms this year and the next couple months are going to be busy ones. But with concerns mounting about both their emissions and welfare, what does the future hold for the calves of 2022?
Ear To The Ground's reporter Darragh visits farmer Eamon Sheehan in Kilkenny to discuss the matter.
The programme will be broadcast tonight, Thursday 17th February, on RTÉ One at 7pm. You can catch the repeat broadcast on Sunday at 1.10pm.
Also on tonight's show -
There were 241 dog attacks on livestock reported in 2020. But many attacks go unwitnessed. Helen
O'Carroll visits the Glenmalure Valley in Wicklow, where recurring attacks on different flocks across the valley have brought farmers to breaking point.
For so many years the language associated with bogs has often been negative, with words such as
marginal and wasteland being used. But with our twin biodiversity and climate crisis, farmers are now
realising they are sitting on a potential goldmine. Ella visited Catherine Ní Ciardha and the restoration of her bogland in Clare.
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