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    FODDER FOR THOUGHT A bitterly cold March has made a bad 2012 into a disaster for many livestock farmers in Ireland. They expected to have stock out in the field, grazing on fresh grass, but there is no grass due to the low temperatures. Last years fodder was not great and now there is a huge shortage and rocketing prices. Tom O'Dwyer is head of dairy at Teagasc and he joined Marty from the Cork studio to explain what is going on and what Teagasc can do to help. Web:
    How To Keep A Pig

    How To Keep A Pig

    More and more people in Ireland, it seems are raising pigs in their back gardens and last Thursday Brenda spoke to one such person, Niall Crimin from Rathfarnham. But Niall isn't the only one - it seems that there is a growing number of people in this country rearing their own pigs – some for slaughter. And by all accounts pigs are curious and loyal little creatures, and they make great pets! However, it is not a simple as going to the market to buy a fat pig... Gerard McCutcheon is Pig Development Officer with the Agriculture and Food Development ...


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