Jimmy Doherty


Jimmy Doherty (born 24 May 1975) is a Suffolk based farmer and television presenter formerly for the BBC and now for Channel 4, famous for the show Jimmy's Farm, based around his and his wife, Michaela Furney's Essex Pig Company.

Jimmy set up The Essex Pig Company, based around various rare breeds, the core breed of pig is the endangered Essex, together with the Berkshire, Gloucester Old Spot, large and middle Whites; Soay and Jacob sheep and Red Poll cattle.

Doherty presented a series for BBC2 called Jimmy Doherty's Farming Heroes which aired from July 2008 to August 2008, followed by various other series and single documentaries for the BBC. Notably, Jimmy's Food Factory, in which he demonstrated the industrial techniques used in the production of processed foods, ran for two series on BBC One. Doherty's last series for the BBC, A Farmer's Life for Me, was broadcast in February/March 2011.

In December 2012 Jimmy and Jamie Oliver presented the Channel 4 series Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club.

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