Harvest 2023 – Oil Seed Rape

Earlier this year many fields across the UK and Europe turned yellow as oil seed rape came into flower. July…



Harvest 2023 – All About Barley

For many farmers in the UK harvest is now in full swing and one of the first crops to be…


Beef Farming in the Shadow of the ‘Devil’s Bit’

In this latest episode of the Out the Gap Podcast host Noel Clancy is joined by Tipperary beef farmer, Catherine…


Yes Peas! The Story of Pea Growing in the UK

Do you know what is involved in growing and harvesting peas and getting them to the factory in time to…


Why do farmers need to shear sheep?

Can you imagine wearing a woolly fleece all year round? How hot would that be! Well, if it wasn’t for…

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Summer as an Agricultural Contractor

Agricultural contractors are busy people, especially at the moment. A few weeks ago, on a beautiful summer’s day, Noel Clancy…


What does it mean to sell the family farm?

In the latest episode of Out the Gap podcast listen to Denis Cahalan’s story of his upbringing on a mixed…


Meet Our Contributor Jen Braithwaite

Jen Braithwaite is one half of ‘JB Farming Life’ who you might recognise as one of the regular contributors to…


How to Get on the Dairy Farming Ladder

Cornish dairy farmer Heydon Dark was awarded the Young Dairy Farmer of the Year award at the 2022 Cream Awards….


It’s a Dog’s Life in the Irish Uplands

Noel Clancy heads to the Dublin Hills to visit sheep farmer Donie Anderson and his team of border collies. We…

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Irish Ice Cream Made on the Farm

  The Fleming family are dairy farmers in County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. Noel Clancy, from Out…


From Chef to Farmer

Karl Franklin started his career as a chef, before falling in love with farming and becoming a sheep farmer. Ben…


One Man and His Dogs – Meet the ‘New Entrant of the Year’

New entrant James Edwards farms sheep across four different counties and around 4000 acres. And yet, he owns just four…

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Taking the Leap: Why is this West Country Farmer Looking to Change?

Arable farmer Emily Addicott-Sauvao is looking at the future sustainability of her farm, growing alternative break crops such as quinoa…


”Never Give Up”: a farming dream come true

Jim Beary had a farming dream from a young age and never gave up to achieve his ambition. Now farming…