Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life in Ireland, throughout the calendar year.

The is back with new farms, new families and new stories from right across Ireland's four provinces.

A total of 16 farming families from across the country take part in the series, giving a unique insight into the people behind this massively important industry and showing what it takes to bring food from the field to supermarket shelves and finally to our kitchen tables.

This 12 part series charts the agricultural year through 16 farms – Arable, Blackcurrant, Cattle, Dairy, Flower, Goat, Horse, Pig, Sheep and Vegetable.

Each episode captures the highs and lows of each calendar month of the year and features a variety of full and part-time farmers from all across Ireland.

Rare Breed - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-05

Rare Breed - Rare Breeds Survival Trust - Netflix

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is a conservation charity whose purpose is to secure the continued existence and viability of the native farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) of the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1973 by Joe Henson to preserve native breeds; since then, no UK-native breed has become extinct. It maintains a watch list of rare native breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats and poultry, and an approved list of farm parks. Projects have included the collection of genetic material to ensure the future of rare breeds in a farm animal “gene bank”. This project received publicity in the wake of the foot-and-mouth disease crisis in the UK and was supported by the Prince of Wales.

Rare Breed - See also - Netflix

Genetic diversity Similar organizations The Livestock Conservancy Ark of Taste Cobthorn Trust Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen

Rare Breed - References - Netflix