Stop everything. Ear to the Ground is back. Try and contain yourselves. Ah we shouldn't judge really, this show isn't aimed at us and is more for farmers and rural residents who will no doubt be delighted it's back. In the opening episode, Mike Ross, one of Ireland's Rugby World Cup stars, invites the show to his home farm in Ballyhooley, where he recalls his formative years piking bail and handling heifer. While Helen Carroll investigates an alarming increase in rural break-ins, thefts and assaults, and in a new, on-going feature, Co Meath dairy farmer Darragh McCullough offers an insight into his preparations for the winter.