Feirm – a new TG4 series started last Thursday night with a programme on the dairy industry. This Thursday night’s slot at 8pm. will feature Truly Irish Country Foods at its Knocknagoshel base with a look at the pig industry.
Presenter, Jamie Costin is a dairy farmer from Waterford and a former Olympic walker and the new farm series follows his travels around Ireland looking at agri innovation.
Truly Irish Country Foods are heavily involved in research and development which is carried out on its gold standard welfare farm, Parknageragh Pig Breeders, Mein, Knocknagoshel. Truly Irish is part of an EU funded ‘TriveRite’ project for the last three years and tonight’s programme will focus on this.
The study is to investigate how seaweed extract can boost the immune system of the pig in enhancing health, quality and productivity and how this increases the antioxidant level of the pigmeat.
This is carried to the person who eats it giving the consumer more of a health benefit. The programme will also feature the Tralee company, Bioatlantis, which produces the seaweed products for the huge Knocknagoshel based company.
The range of Truly Irish products include premium and jumbo sausages, black and white pudding, traditional cured, maple cured and beechwood smoked rashers. All of these products are DNA traceable back to the local farms ensuring 100% Irish traceability.
“With 82% pork sausages and proper thick cut premium rashers, the products contain no MSG and have low fat and low salt content. This delicious range of products is available in all Supervalu, Centra, Tesco, Dunnes, Londis, Spar and Mace stores,” according to the company. Feirm on TG4 tonight, Thursday, October 30th at 8pm