In addition to the Wilson family, there will be new farms, new families and new stories. From arctic winter weather and torrential rains to record summer temperatures, UTV cameras have been out in all weathers and on every type of farm to bring the very best of Ulster’s farms and farming families.
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said: “Coming from a farming background myself, I was delighted that the first series of Rare Breed in 2012 proved a tremendous success with viewers - regularly attracting more than 200,000 viewers.
“This new series builds on that success, showing the highs and lows farmers experience in what is one of Northern Ireland’s most important industries.”
The series is produced for UTV by local independent production company Crawford McCann. Kelda Crawford McCann, Executive Producer said: “Filmed throughout 2013, we see how 17 families try to survive one of the toughest farming years in living memory. Working hand in hand with nature and the weather we see how young and old share in this seasonal rhythm that brings food from the soil to the kitchen table.
“Right across Northern Ireland we’ll see the breeders of pigs, poultry, sheep, and cattle; the growers of the grain and grass and the producers of eggs, fruit and vegetables. We’ll discover how our local produce is a now global commodity worth tens of millions to our economy and providing jobs for many of thousands of people.”