Rare Breed’s return takes lion’s share of TV viewing figures
The return of ‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’ was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland on its prime-time slot last Wednesday night.
With 213,000 viewers and a 34% share of the audience – the show managed double the statistics of the next most-watched programme on BBC 1.
‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’ continues tonight at 8:00pm on UTV, with a look at February 2017.
After a long winter and Storm Doris to contend with, the Rare Breed farmers are looking forward to the spring ahead – to new arrivals; getting turnips harvested; selling prize bulls at auction; and getting back into the ploughing contest season.
We also meet Co. Antrim vet Cahir McAuley, who has followed his father into the world of veterinary. As well as being a vet, Cahir also runs the family farm – which includes cattle, sheep and race horses.
In this episode, Cahir is called out to help a pregnant cow in distress, and ends up performing a caesarean section to save both lives.
He also discusses his long interest in veterinary, and why he thinks his Dad tried to “indoctrinate” him in to the profession from a very young age.
At the McGovern’s farm in Clogher, Co. Tyrone, turmoil has struck; Dad, Sean, has a massive heart attack and it’s up to the girls and neighbours to help out on the farm while he recovers.