Video: North’s first ever Buffalo herd on Magherafelt farm

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A Mid Ulster farmer has become the first in the north of Ireland to rear buffalo on his land near Ballyronan.

The animals, owned by Mickey O’Brien, have become such a talking point in the local area that motorists have been pulling over to see the herd while out grazing on the lush green pastures surrounding the farm on the Ballyriff Road.

Mickey O'Brien feeds one of his Buffalo

Mickey O'Brien feeds one of his Buffalo

Take a look at this video interview with Mr O’Brien, who kindly hosted the MAIL at his home, and catch the full story about how produce from the water buffalo are becoming highly sought after by leading local restaurants in this week’s edition of the paper.