Rare Breed

Rare Breed

Rare Breed is a unique series that follows Northern Irish farming families across an entire year. Working hand in hand with nature and the weather we see how young and old share in this seasonal rhythm that brings food to the table.
24 Episodes
Rare Breed - October

October

As the weather begins to change - it is also a time of change for many of our farmers
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Rare Breed - January

January

The cold weather is preventing our farmers from getting to work
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Rare Breed - July

July

The race is on to beat the summer rain.
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Rare Breed - September

September

The busiest month of the farming year brings it own set of problems.
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Rare Breed - February

February

The farmers make crucial business decisions that will lead to either success or failure.
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Rare Breed - May

May

After a harsh winter, our Rare Breed farmers are more than ready for a boost.
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Rare Breed - June

June

June begins with yet more rain but it isn't long before the sun starts to shine
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Rare Breed - July

July

Our farmers are enjoying the heat wave - A chance to catch up following a disastrous spring.
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Rare Breed - May

May

It's the Balmoral Show - the biggest event in the farming calendar
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Rare Breed - June

June

The good weather continues and it is time to bring in the Comber potatoes.
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Rare Breed - August

August

A busy month of shows, sales and harvesting.
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Rare Breed - October

October

The wet and cold weather continues to cause major problems on many farms.
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Rare Breed - January

January

The farmers make crucial business decisions that will lead to either success or failure.
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Rare Breed - March

March

As March begins, there is no hint of the severe snowstorms that are about to hit Northern Ireland
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Rare Breed - September

September

The record-breaking summer weather continues and our farmers are flat out harvesting.
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Rare Breed - March

March

The weather warms and it is full steam ahead on our arable farms.
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Rare Breed - April

April

The weather is unseasonably warm so down in Fermanagh David Wilson is shearing his sheep early
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Rare Breed - August

August

Our Rare Breed farms are ready to harvest, thanks to the rise in temperature.
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Rare Breed - November

November

Winter is arriving as all of the famers make preparations for the colder weather
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Rare Breed - December

December

As as the year draws to a close our farmers look back at the highs and lows of an extraordinary year.
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Rare Breed - February

February

It is early spring and that means lambing season in Fermanagh
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Rare Breed - November

November

The continuing bad weather proves very costly for farmer Allan Chambers.
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Rare Breed - December

December

It is Christmas time but the hard work on our farms continues regardless.
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Rare Breed - April

April

Following the catastrophic spring blizzards, many farms are now at breaking point.
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