The past year has been a year I may want to forget, but I need to remember. Readers of the Irish Farmers Journal will know how spring 2018 affected me and anyone who saw me on the Late Late Show recently will know how I can still feel the emotion of it 12 months later.

Looking back on that first Friday in April 2018, the day I wanted to sell my entire dairy herd because I was completely burned out, it would be easy to just focus on that moment, but in reality the pressure was building since the previous summer.