Published Thursday, 09 January 2014
The Bell family alongside Rare Breed producer Veronica Cunningham. (© UTV)
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 viewers 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."
Rare Breed will follow the work of farmers across Northern Ireland, including pig, poultry and sheep breeders, as well as a host of veg and egg producers.
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."
Rare Breed - A Farming Year returns to UTV on Monday 13 January at 8pm.
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