Back in 2019, we visited the farm of Seamus and Jimmy Maloney outside Kilkelly, Co Mayo. The pair had recently completed a typical three-bay lean-to slatted shed with a creep area and crush to the back of the slats.

“Expansion was needed for a few years,’’ said Seamus. “Before the shed, the land base could hold more cattle than we could house so it was the pinch point.’’