'Seefin Blackface sheep and the bull with the bowler hat'

Sep 10, 2020, 06:11 PM

Meet Pat Whyte in the Comeragh mountains as he prepares his Scotch Blackface sheep for the annual ram sale. Hear about the family's beloved pedigree sheep as well as their dairy enterprise. Also we hear about his work as an AI techniciean. We also chat Border Collies and of their importance to farming here along with discussing hill burning legislation, GAA, the advent of online marts and why you'll always find Pat with ''a good dog at my side''. Twitter; @nbclancy nbclancy@hotmail.com

Meet farmer, Pat 'Pa' Whyte 4th generation farmer on his farm in the Comeragh mountains, Co Waterford as he prepares his Perth Scotch Blackface sheep for the annual ram sale. Hear about the family's beloved pedigree sheep, their dairy enterprise as well as about his work 'on the road' as an AI technician. We hear how essential the Border Collie breed of dog js to farming in this landscape. We also discuss the contentious legislation issues surrounding burning hill areas and why it is a cause of frustration to those grazing it. We also chat GAA, the advent of online marts, farming in a pandemic and why you will always find him ''with a good dog at my side''.

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