I know the feeling well – indulging on a takeaway pizza after the Gaelic football season has concluded, although this change in nutrition benefits the cows substantially, unlike the effect of the pizza on myself.

With the autumn-calving suckler herd breeding season having concluded, the opportunity was taken to scan the cows and replacement heifers with a satisfactory outcome achieved – all heifers in-calf and all but four cows not in-calf.