I took the opportunity over the weekend to get all cows and autumn-born calves weighed before turnout. These calves are between five and eight months old and still suckling on the cow, so it was a good time to weigh both in order to get a measure on performance.

With the launch of the new suckler cow scheme officially called the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP), there’s the added benefit of getting paid for a job that I have been doing for several years.