Tonight I'm heading over to Aherla, near Cork in the South of Ireland to talk to dairy farmers Peter and Paula Hynes @Peterhynes15 @Paulahynes4
Firstly we talk about their non-farming backgrounds, how they met through a mutual love of horses and have been inseparable ever since, and how they ended up on their own dairy farm with 3 small Daughters in tow.
Peter then talks movingly and in depth about his issues with mental health, and how he eventually overcame them with the help and support of Paula and multiple counselling sessions. We also discuss why he's now trying to help others with similar struggles.
We talk about the couple's dairy farm, and how they've grown it from 50 cows in 2014, to 180 cows this year. We also go into some of the highs and lows they've experienced along the way, including their devastation at losing 32 Cows to Bovine TB, and winning the prestigious Irish Farmer of the Year 2017.
I also ask Peter all about his recent shenanigans with pink overalls with leopard print trim, raising money for charity.
Peter and Paula are one of the nicest, most genuine couples you could ever meet, fantastic farmers, and an absolute credit to the agricultural industry. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to them both tonight.
Check it out folks..
This episode is kindly sponsored by NFU Cymru. For more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk or www.rockandrollfarming.com