ITV Cymru Wales’ brand new series “Born to Farm” will follow the life and work of farmers on three Welsh farms over the course of a year.
The four-part series which begins on ITV Cymru Wales at 7pm, Friday 13th January, follows Llŷr Jones; Sean Jeffreys; and Anna Bradshaw and Kate Swietlicka; on their farms in Conwy, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire respectively.
The series has intimate access through the highs and lows of each season, from the return of the Royal Welsh Show and lambing season, to spiralling costs and economic uncertainty.
Each farm is unique in its own way, with Llŷr having run his since he was just 23; Sean currently working his grandparents’ farm whilst also starting his own venture, and Anna and Kate who came to the industry later in life.
All three provide an insight into the challenges facing Welsh farmers, and the inbuilt desire they have to farm.
Sean Jeffreys commented: “I want to farm for some reason I can’t put my finger on. It’s like a calling or a destiny, I feel like I was born to do it. “I wasn’t born on a farm, but I do feel I was born to farm and I can’t see myself wanting to do anything else really.”
Kate Swietlicka said: “I love farming. It lifts my soul, it’s just incredible. I love it, I love all of it, even the mud.” Her wife Anna said: “I couldn’t go and work in the office now, not ever.”
And Llŷr Jones said: “We’re here to protect the land but also make a living out of it. It’s great for us because we are able to tell our story of what we do.
I am proud of what we do here.” Promotional stills and videos of the series are available on request.