With the silage all made, the cows and heifers scanned, the last of the fertiliser spread, the Ploughing over and with a fair idea of how the production year will turn out, the end of September is always a good time to look back at the farming year.

Busy is the one word that best describes this year to date. Busy because from once the cows started calving at the end of January until we got some decent rain in mid-August, we found ourselves constantly going.