I’m an awful man for reading. If I could, I’d read in my sleep. Let me explain why; I never read a book, outside of being forced to in school, until I was 23. I was immediately hooked and I’ve been trying to catch up since.

I usually read two books at a time. I also read the Irish Farmers Journal, various political magazines, lots of on-line discussion forums, and most of all I read technical farming publications from Teagasc and the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Being a recent returnee to farming, I’ve a lot of learning to catch up on.