4 Million Sheep Need Tending In Ireland

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There's over 4 million sheep in Ireland driving an industry that relies on fresh, green grass as feed - and people to care for them.  Jamese McCloy operates Glenshane Country Farm as the fourth generation shepherd on that land.  McCloy talks to Pam Jahnke about the challenges he faces including available land, markets, regulation and weather.  McCloy has added agrotourism to his menu to try and offset some of the risk.

Hundreds of dairy operators received letters from dairy cooperative Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, that they will now be docked $.90/hundredweight on their milk price to offset increased costs and supply chain disruptions the coop faces.  That's not sitting well with people like Rachel Schroeder, dairy producer in Watertown.  She farms with her dad and milks 90 cows.  She says it's not just the docking that bothers her - but the way the coop went about announcing it. Pam Jahnke talks with her.

Owen Feenstra, broker analyst with EverAg, joins Pam to talk about influences on the dairy markets today and the upcoming holidays.

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