An extract from the series 'Telefís Feirme' (Farm Television) an agricultural series providing information and instruction for Irish farmers.
- Title Animal Housing
- 1st Broadcast 30/11/1965
- ContributorJustin Keating (Presenter)
Seamus Smith (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:06:37
- Material Type Video
- Series title Telefís Feirme
- Clip title Television Helps Educate Farmers
- Extended description
An extract from the television series 'Telefís Feirme' which means 'Farm Television'. This clip opens with the RTÉ presenter Justin Keating telling people who are gathering to watch the programme in groups to arrive early and to get the booklets relating to each programme. Group leaders can also get booklets with information and answers to questions which may arise during each programme.
Justin Keating also explains how to tune in the television set. He then goes on to discuss the different housing requirements for housing farm animals based on the Irish weather.
This series attempted to educate farmers on modern farming methods. At a time when not every home had a television set, the Department of Agriculture subsidised the rental of sets so that members of agricultural organisations could come together to watch and discuss the programmes.
'Telefís Feirme' which means 'Farm Television' was an agricultural education series. 'Telefís Feirme' began broadcasting on 12 October 1965. The first series offered 48 weekly programmes on farm education.
Programmes were often watched by groups of farmers. Notes for the programmes were printed in the newspaper the Irish Farmers Journal. The Department of Agriculture paid for the rent of television sets for farming groups around the country.
An article in the RTV Guide 8 October 1965 set out details of the planned programmes and gave features on presenter Justin Keating and producer Seamus Smith.
- Local keywords Animal Housing, Group viewing, Livestock, Agriculture, Farming, Education, Television, Department of Agriculture, 1960s, Justin Keating
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Education
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1965
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier 96D00823
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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