A college lecturer I had once said there’s no such thing as a perfect farm. He was right. There are too many variables to contend with when dealing with nature. It’s a case of when you put a plan in place, plan to adapt it.

The extra rain has seen rotations speed up a little. Cows are in one-and-a-half- or two-acre paddocks at present and are getting just over two days in each rather than three days.