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In this week's podcast, the Irish Farmers Journal’s dairy editor Jack Kennedy, beef specialist Nathan Tuffy and dairy specialist Aidan Brennan discuss all things spring AI, stock bulls and fertility.

Patrick Donohoe attends the European Marts Association AGM in Athlone to talk to mart managers about the future of their sector.

Markets specialist Phelim O’Neill explains why the Balmoral Show is such a big event in Northern Ireland.

And Irish Country Living's Mary Phelan met cricket star Boyd Rankin at home in Northern Ireland.

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Missed the previous episodes of the podcast? Catch up below!

Episode 6 - 6 May 2015: Weather, fertilisers, blogger and harvesters

Episode 5 - 29 April 2015: New beef scheme and blackcurrant rebirth

Episode 4 - 22 April 2015: Farm safety and crop growth update

Episode 3 - 15 April 2015: GLAS, Ornua results and social welfare entitlements

Episode 2 - 8 April 2015: Markets for Irish beef

Episode 1 - 31 March 2015: End of milk quotas