Galway farmer Kenneth Keavey will feature in the fourth episode of UTV Ireland’s highly successful fly-on-the-wall rural series, ‘Rare Breed: A Farming Year’, on this Monday, February 1 at 8pm.
Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life in Ireland, throughout a calendar year. A total of 18 farming families from across the country are taking part in the series, which gives a unique insight into all aspects of farming life and the people who work our land – from beef, dairy, sheep, pig and poultry farms, to tomato and organic vegetable producers.
Kenneth Keavey is an organic vegetable farmer based in Corrandulla, County Galway. He is a third generation farmer who took over the 30 acre family farm seven years ago, growing a variety of organic vegetables.
Kenneth started Green Earth Organics box delivery scheme in 2006, in which he delivers boxes of fresh produce to houses around Galway and its environs.
Speaking about the series, UTV Ireland’s Head of Channel, Mary Curtis, said Rare Breed’s debut on UTV Ireland earlier this year was a great success. The 12-part series reached over 1.2 million people and the highest rating episode received 230,000 average viewers.
“The series is unique in that it gives viewers an access-all-areas pass to the people behind one of Ireland’s biggest industries – on farms both big and small. Globally, Ireland is seen as a leader in high-quality agri-food production and exportation, but the vast majority of us know very little about what a typical day-in-the-life of a farming family involves – from volatile weather devastating crops, to the impact of EU regulations on production,”she concluded.