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Pig & Salmon Farmers

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Farmers: Pig & Salmon Farmers (2011)

Episode 6
Only available in Canada, United States
44:58
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Welcome to the factory farms. Pig and salmon farming are industrial methods of farming, designed to convert cheap protein, in the form of grain, into more expensive protein, in the form of meat and fish. As recently as 1960, 110,000 Irish farmers kept at least one pig. But that figure has fallen dramatically and today just 325 farms are responsible for 98% of Ireland’s total pig production. Meanwhile, Norwegian-based Marine Harvest is the world’s largest seafood company. They employ more than 250 people in Ireland and over 5,000 people worldwide and they produce just under half a million tons of salmon every year. Both types of farming are not without controversy, but if we are all to live in cities, it is perhaps inevitable that this is the way our food has to be produced.

Steven Lock
English

Episodes

Dairy Farmers Video
0
Episode 1 Dairy Farmers
Dairy Farmers (2011)
Episode 1
, 45 minutes
Our year on the dairy farm starts in spring as the grass grows and the cows begin milking, and climaxes in winter with calving season.
Only available in Canada, United States
Poultry Farmers Video
3
Episode 2 Poultry Farmers
Poultry Farmers (2011)
Episode 2
, 45 minutes
June is good news for Ireland’s chicken farmers because for many of us, today’s barbecue meat of choice is chicken. But then it is also our meat of choice throughout the rest of the year.
Only available in Canada, United States
Beef Farmers Video
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Episode 3 Beef Farmers
Beef Farmers (2011)
Episode 3
, 45 minutes
Irish beef is a 1.5 billion euro export industry that produces 500,000 tons of beef per year.
Only available in Canada, United States
Sheep Farmers Video
0
Episode 4 Sheep Farmers
Sheep Farmers (2011)
Episode 4
, 45 minutes
This episode follows several sheep farmers, all attempting to find a way to make a living from their traditional way of life.
Only available in Canada, United States

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