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#35 – Keeping Calves Alive, YouTube Fame & Owning 29 Tractors with Farmer Phil

This week I had the pleasure of taking to Phil Stewart or as you may know him better on YouTube as Farmer Phil. Phil runs a big operation with his Dad along with the rest of his family and between his main tractors and his growing collection of vintage tractors he has 29 in total! They also farm 500 acres which is split between a dairy to beef operation and tillage. Phil also makes YouTube videos and now has over 36,000 subscribers!

We had a great chat about the awful year that 2016 was for tillage farmers and how the Stewart family had to get out of suckler cows to be able to keep the ship afloat, calf rearing, how automatic feeders work and how to keep them alive and turn a profit on them. We also talk about Phil’s YouTube channel, how he first started putting up farm simulator videos to be the next farming version Pewdiepie and how he’s handling his newfound fame.

 

Farmer Phil YouTube

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#34 – Dairy Farms of the Future, Wool Prices & Henry the 8th – Best of 2020 part 2

In this weeks episode we take a final look back on some of the best clips that 2020 brought us. This episode includes a clip from Mags Little where we talked about sex semen, we also take a look back on Dr. Shane Conway’s episode where we he talked about generation renewal, Tommy the vet was telling us about Vision Farming and there are plenty more great clips in there as-well.

We hope you enjoy our snazzy new titles also, we certainly enjoyed coming up with them and you can look forward to new interviews coming every week from next Sunday on, enjoy!

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#32 – Christmas Trivia, Branding and Using Tinder to Watch Netflix – 2020 Christmas Special

Merry Christmas to all our lovely listeners! We hope you had a good one, this week we talked to Joanne Devaney, Alice Hodges and Sean Roddy. In this Christmas special we talked about what farming was like during this different year and we played a interesting Christmas quiz which you can play along with at home!

Not long now until the New Year and next week we will upload our part 2 of the best of 2020. We hope you enjoy this episode it’ certainly full of laughs!

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#31 – Droughts, Lambing and Farming Injuries – Best of 2020 Part 1

This week we are taking a look back on some of the best bits from 2020. This episode is split into two parts with the second one going up just after New Years. Next week we will have a alcohol fueled Christmas special so be sure to tune in for a episode filled with laughs. 

Thank you for all the support throughout the year and next year is going to be even better! We have some great guests planned so it’s sure to be a whopper of a year, enjoy!

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People Skills, The Outback and The Best Shearer of All Time with Dwayne Black

This week I talked to Dwayne Black who is a experienced and knowledgeable shearer from Australia.  At one stage Dwayne had four different world shearing records including the record for the fastest sheep shorn. He is very well-known in the shearing industry and probably more now so for his training. Dwayne also owns a shearing app called “Logik” which contains very detailed tutorials for different sections of sheep and for the gear. 

We talked about his life and career, I asked him some interesting questions such as “what would you say to your 20 year old?” self and “who do you think is the best shearer out there?”. Enjoyed recording this one, Dwayne is so knowledgeable and we had great craic recording this which is full of laughs.

Logik Facebook

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Beef Farming, Killer Cows and Starting an 800 Acre Farm from Scratch with Sean Roddy

This week I talked to Sean Roddy a.k.a the beef farmer. Sean is the farmer manager in Lyon’s estate in Kildare which is an 800 acre farm. We had a great discussion about farming, business and Sean’s extensive career that took him from analysing carbon data from all the farmers supplying Sainsburys in the U.K to running a dairy farm in New Zealand. 

In this episode we talk about stabiliser cattle and why everyone should be running them, farm safety and how Sean was nearly killed by a cow in Spring calving and COVID, how cattle crushes might come in handy to administer the COVID vaccine.

Twitter – The Beef Farmer

Instagram – The Beef Farmer

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Functioning Anxiety, Veterinary Practice and Side Hustles with Hazell Mullins and Michelle Maguire.

This week I interviewed two very talented girls, the bright minds behind Vet Space Ireland, Hazel Mullins and Michelle Maguire. This episode was a lot of fun with a good mix of serious talk and a great laugh! 

We talked about Vet Space and how it has taken off in just a few months, how the girls are balancing running Vet Space while having full-time jobs. We talked about how they met and their first meeting when Michelle pitched the idea of a monthly veterinary podcast to Hazel. We also talked about mental health and how we can get overwhelmed and how it’s easy for things to get on top of you and ways to deal with that. 

 

Vet Space Ireland 

Facebook – Vet Space

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The Sheep Game, Competition Shearing and Youtube Success with Cameron Wilson

This week we talked to Cameron Wilson from Scotland. Cameron is a shearer and shearing contractor, a sheep scanning contractor, he does security work almost full-time and has his own flock of 1,100 sheep! He’s a YouTuber with the channel “The Sheep Game” where he horses out 2 videos a week and is starting to get very popular his channel has almost 7,000 subscribers.

We had a whale of a chat. We talked about careers and how to balance multiple side hustles, Cam talked about how he started with 4 sheep in his mother’s garden and how he got up to 1,100 sheep in a few years. We talked about shearing and why it’s a great career for a young man or woman to get into. We talked about farming and how to start and grow your farm and what would happen if the payments stopped in the morning! We also talked about YouTube and Cam gives away the secret on how to have a successful channel. Keep an eye out on our Social Media channels as we will be doing a merch giveaway soon!

 

The Sheep Game

The Sheep Game Facebook

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Climate Change, Vision Farming and Global Agriculture with Tommy the Vet

This week we talked to Tommy Heffernan, a.k.a Tommy the Vet. Tommy is a well-known veterinary consultant, entrepreneur and perhaps a reluctant social media influencer. Tommy also previously worked with the Farmer’s Journal and was awarded a prestigious farm scholarship in 2018. 

We talked about an array of topics, from self development and how to have a career, to world travel and Tommy’s experiences in countries like China. Tommy also gives his views on key topics in Agriculture such as climate change, global agriculture and AMR and the over-use of antibiotics in animals. Tommy also has a podcast called “Aginspire” which is fantastic as Tommy is a great communicator and is so knowledgeable.

 

https://tommythevet.ie/

Twitter – Tommythevet

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