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‘Ear to the Ground’ Filming Wrapped

Posted by Amy on 19 Feb, 2018

We’ve just wrapped filming on the 25th season of RTÉ One’s ‘Ear to the Ground’

But, fear not, there are still two episodes coming up on RTÉ One to enjoy. Coming up this week (Thursday 22nd February) Darragh is in Donegal meeting a very different kind of farmer. Neil Crossan grows worms on a large scale for tackle shops. Ella is in County Cork to learn more about the rise in demand of organic produce in Ireland and if we are potentially missing a trick by importing a large amounts rather than growing more here. And a story on sheep being killed by domestic dogs – and what farmers can do if it’s happening to them.

And in the final episode of this series (Thursday 1st March) Helen goes to Castletownroche in Cork where illegal dumping is a common occurrence in the community. We explore Johne’s disease – an ailment that no farmer would want to see infecting their herd. It is a highly infectious bacterial infection that leads to emaciation and death. One of the biggest scares from this disease is a possible link between Johne’s Disease in cattle and Crohn’s Disease in humans. And we meet farmer John Connell, writer of ‘The Cow Book’ – a book that has been dubbed by The Irish Times as one of the “books to look out for in 2018” and sees an honest portrayal of life on a family farm in rural Ireland. Ella is in Longford to meet the man behind the book.

Ear to the Ground, Series 25 – Airs Thursdays, 8.30pm, RTÉ One