Magheralin mother and daughter team to appear on Rare Breed

Magheralin mother and daughter team to appear on Rare Breed

Lucy and Libby Clarke who are based near Magheralin.

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UTV’s hit farming series, ‘Rare Breed - A Farming Year’, continues this evening at the new time of 8pm, with the farmers as busy as ever. We meet a new farmer who’s thinking about Christmas already; there are ewes and calves up for sale; and potatoes and apples to harvest.

Near Magheralin, young farmer Lucy is selling her calves through the local online mart. She’s keen to see if they get a good price – did she make a good business decision? Has her work paid off? Lucy talks of waiting for her GCSE results so can head off the Greenmount, just like her mum Libby did before her. It’s also a tense day for Libby as they have a visitor on the farm to classify their Shorthorns. She calls it the ‘Miss World for Heifers’!

The final stop in the episode is to outside Portadown in Armagh, where Pat McKeever and son Peter are very glad to be moving apples from their stores as sales start to pick up. We get a glimpse into the production process and see apples being pressed for juice to be bottled up and sold. Pat is very proud, and says, “It is something to know that you’ve grown it, pressed it, and you can sit, open it and have a drink.”

UTV’s Mark McFadden narrates the series. Sponsored by Moy Park, ‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’ continues this evening (Tuesday 15th March) at 8pm on UTV.

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