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This Farming Life

The struggles and triumphs of six very different farming families in Scotland.

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Series 6: Episode 4

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 4

Winter is looming in Scotland. And while many are battening down the hatches and keeping warm, farmers are still outside caring for their livestock and making preparations for t ...

25-02-2024

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Series 6: Episode 3

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 3

In North Uist, the MacDonalds are preparing for one of the biggest events in their calendar – walking their 150 pregnant highland cattle from the mainland to the tidal isl ...

11-02-2024

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Series 6: Episode 2

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 2

Autumn brings challenges and rewards for farmers across Scotland. In Inverkip, Rachel and Camy are one year into building their own farm, taking on a tenancy at Dunrod Farm and ...

04-02-2024

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Series 6: Episode 1

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 1

Filmed across a year, this series follows the lives of five farming families across Scotland.\n\nThe autumn sales are over, and preparations are being made for winter. In Newton ...

28-01-2024

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Series 3: Episode 12

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 12

In the Highlands, new crofters Lynn and Sandra welcome more new sheep and take delivery of a batch of hens that they hope will lay the foundations of an egg empire.\n\nIn Northe ...

05-12-2023

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Series 3: Episode 11

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 11

It is autumn and in the Highlands, Raymond’s bull Major, who was injured earlier in the year, finally goes to work but getting him to the field of cows involves a soggy de ...

04-12-2023

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Series 6: Episode 12

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 12

For many farmers, summer means one thing - show season - and the Royal Highland Show is the highlight in the calendar.\n\nThe Barclays boys are showing pedigree Beltex and their ...

27-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 10

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 10

A team of valais blacknose sheep superfans from across the globe gather at Raymond and Johnny’s farm to help with the annual washday prior to the “Blacknose Beauties ...

24-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 9

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 9

In the Highlands, Lynn and Sandra get a surprise when they harvest their first batch of honey. In Northern Ireland, the Rodgers family gathers to give bull Mario a good send off ...

23-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 8

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 8

Lynn and Sandra face the danger of a drought on the croft. Stevie’s buffalo herd go for a cooling dip in the loch. And at the Royal Highland Show, Raymond and Johnny aim h ...

22-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 7

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 7

In the Highlands, Raymond tests the market for valais blacknose crossbreeds at the Thainstone Rare Breed Sale, while his kids put pressure on him to buy more pets. Crofters Lynn ...

21-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 6

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 6

In Shetland, Kirsty tackles her first breach birth. Stevie’s favourite pygmy goat Ginger struggles to give birth to twins. Raymond’s cows run amok on their way to th ...

20-11-2023

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Series 6: Episode 11

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 11

Summer is in full swing. In the Cairngorms, Robert’s cattle get their first taste of freedom and fresh grass, while Jenni’s alpacas need a short back and sides from ...

20-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 5

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 5

The Rodgers face a final TB test. Animals arrive at Lynn and Sandra’s croft. Raymond is kept guessing by his surrogate sheep and a calving boom starts at Kirsty and Aimee& ...

17-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 4

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 4

A new family, dairy farmers the McLeans, are introduced. Raymond goes the extra mile to save his lambs. Stevie faces buffalo cow number 666, and Kirsty and Aimee take last year& ...

16-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 3

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 3

Inspectors arrive to check Raymond and Johnny’s subsidy claim. Kirsty and Aimee gather the flock in from St Ninian’s Isle. Lynn and Sandra host their first workshop ...

15-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 2

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 2

New entrant crofting couple Lynn and Sandra send their first pigs to slaughter. Raymond’s best bull Major is injured in a brawl. The Rodgers hopes of Balmoral show hang on ...

14-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 1

This Farming Life - Series 3: Episode 1

As the new year begins, we meet three new farming families – father-and-son team Raymond and Johnny Irvine, Shetland sisters Kirsty and Aimee Budge and the Rodgers family ...

13-11-2023

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Series 6: Episode 10

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 10

No matter what time of year, a farmer’s to-do list is never done. On his croft in the Cairngorms National Park, Robert is up to his elbows at lambing time. He has learned ...

13-11-2023

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Series 6: Episode 9

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 9

Spring is in the air, bringing newborn livestock. In North Uist, Carianne spends her days on the tiny island of Vallay in search of new Highland calves. When one calf is discove ...

06-11-2023

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Series 6: Episode 8

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 8

As the days grow longer, the MacDonalds round up their pregnant Highland cattle on the tiny island of Vallay, off North Uist, for a prenatal check up and vitamin boost.\n\nIn Ne ...

30-10-2023

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Series 6: Episode 7

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 7

New life is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, which means round-the-clock care for some.\n\nIn Inverkip, after a successful pregnancy scan, Rachel and Camy are getting ...

23-10-2023

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Series 6: Episode 6

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 6

A new year begins, bringing new life and new experiences. Carianne and her brother-in-law Alexander take Faillish the bull to the Oban Highland Show, hoping to bag a rosette and ...

16-10-2023

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Series 6: Episode 5

This Farming Life - Series 6: Episode 5

Christmas is just around the corner, and Scotland’s farmers are battling the elements to keep things running. In South Ayrshire, a deep freeze descends on John’s far ...

09-10-2023

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Series 5: Episode 11

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 11

The first snowfall of winter arrives. In Orkney, Sean works with his dad Michael and uncle Martin in stormy weather to bring their cows in for shelter. Later, Sean reveals he&rs ...

02-02-2023

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Series 5: Episode 12

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 12

In Loch Ness, the countdown to Christmas begins. Donald and Joanna hit a few teething problems as they open their new farm shop in the middle of a winter storm. Later, with thei ...

01-02-2023

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Series 5: Episode 10

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At Corrimony Farm in Loch Ness, pumpkin season finally arrives. The Girvan family put on the largest pick-a-pumpkin event the glen has ever seen, just in time for Halloween. Fur ...

26-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 9

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 9

Summer turns to autumn in Bute, Emma and Ewan are in the market for new tups or rams to produce good prime lambs the following spring. When they arrive at Kelso, the biggest she ...

25-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 8

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 8

Autumn is on the way in Loch Ness, and at Corrimony Farm, David and Barbara are embracing a new piece of tech that involves fitting GPS collars to their herd of stabiliser cows ...

24-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 7

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 7

It’s late summer in Bute, and Emma and Ewan preparing for the Bute Agricultural Show, the highlight of the island’s agricultural calendar. Later, after a health scar ...

19-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 6

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 6

Emma and Ewan earn their first pay cheque for the new farm, while Joanna and Donald press ahead with plans for their farm shop, and Sean returns home to the family farm.

18-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 5

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 5

Young farmer Sean hits the road for his annual sheep shearing trip, while the Love family press ahead with their dairy plans. Ronnie and Pete prepare for the Royal Highland Show.

17-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 4

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Emma and Ewan hatch a plan to breed peacocks, Barbara gets her pumpkin plan off to a strong start, and Ronnie and Pete turn to cutting-edge science.

11-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 3

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 3

Ronnie and Pete prepare for a leggy new arrival, Joanna embarks on a steep learning curve, and young farmer Sean nears the end of a bumper lambing season.

10-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 2

This Farming Life - Series 5: Episode 2

As spring arrives on the farms, it’s all hands on deck to get through the busiest time of year.\n\nOn Orkney fourth generation farmer Sean wants to one day own his own far ...

05-01-2023

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Series 5: Episode 1

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Filmed across a year, this series follows six families in remote and stunning Scotland. It’s early spring as the farmers gear up for lambing, their busiest weeks of the ye ...

04-01-2023

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Episode 12

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10-06-2022

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Episode 11

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09-06-2022

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Episode 10

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08-06-2022

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Episode 9

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07-06-2022

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Episode 8

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06-06-2022

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Episode 7

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03-06-2022

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Episode 6

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02-06-2022

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Episode 5

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01-06-2022

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Episode 4

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31-05-2022

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Episode 3

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30-05-2022

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Episode 2

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27-05-2022

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Episode 1

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Series 4: Episode 12

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 12

It’s the height of summer - time to prepare for the colder months. This year, coronavirus means farmers are looking much further ahead, finding ways to survive in changing ...

01-03-2021

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Series 4: Episode 11

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It’s early summer, the time for farmers to reap rewards. While summer is normally an occasion to combine business and pleasure at markets and in the show ring, the continu ...

22-02-2021

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Series 4: Episode 10

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 10

It’s mid-March. Farmers across the UK are in the middle of lambing and spring calving when coronavirus grips the nation.\n\nHigh in the uplands of Northumberland, Emma and ...

15-02-2021

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Series 4: Episode 9

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 9

Spring arrives on the farms - the season of new beginnings and spring lambs, when the hard months of winter finally begin to pay off.\n\nIn the Lake District, Matt, Dani and Mur ...

08-02-2021

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Series 4: Episode 8

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 8

It’s been a long wet winter. After the deluge, the land is stirring. Farmers are preparing for spring and with it the arrival of new life.\n\nIn Northumberland, Emma Gra ...

19-01-2021

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Series 4: Episode 7

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 7

In Armadale, at the northernmost tip of the Scottish mainland, hill farmer Joyce Campbell is checking up on her North Country Cheviot ewes. They live all year round out on 6,000 ...

12-01-2021

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Series 4: Episode 6

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 6

It is January, the cold month of survival between breeding and birthing. \n\nOn the Stoer Peninsula in the north west Highlands of Scotland, Helen and Graham corral their Highl ...

15-10-2020

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Series 4: Episode 5

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 5

The year draws to a close, and the farmers race the fading light as they prepare for the worst of the winter.\n\nDisaster strikes for crofters Helen and Graham in the remote nor ...

08-10-2020

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Series 4: Episode 4

This Farming Life - Series 4: Episode 4

The first frosts of winter arrive, signalling it is time to settle livestock into winter housing and providing an opportunity for farmers to make plans for the following year.\n ...

30-09-2020

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Series 2: Episode 9

This Farming Life - Series 2: Episode 9

As the weather gets warmer, Mel and Martin's cows go back out to the fields, Janet and Alastair have to de-horn their newborn calves, weaning time at the buffalo farm gives Stev ...

28-12-2018

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Series 2: Episode 6

This Farming Life - Series 2: Episode 6

Alone on the farm, Mel must act fast to help a trapped bull, the Holstein Society assessor comes to judge the merits of the Roans' herd, an avian flu scare puts Robin and Penny' ...

22-12-2018

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Series 2: Episode 5

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Dairy farmers Steven and Tracey Roan turn to technology to increase their chances of female calves, David and Sandra's hefted sheep go back to their homes on the hill, Janet and ...

21-12-2018

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Series 2: Episode 3

This Farming Life - Series 2: Episode 3

On Mull, Janet and Alastair put Owen, their new young virgin tup, to the test. Stevie risks the wrath of the buffalo mums when he ear-tags four newborn calves, early snow on the ...

19-12-2018

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