Owen O’Brien is farming at Cashelbeg, Enniskeane, just outside of Bandon in west Cork. In 2014 he milked 62 cows and supplied 331,000 litres to Bandon Co-op and this year he is milking 64 cows in a spring-calving operation.

Measurement is a big issue for Owen and he milk records every six weeks, measures grass every week, and is a member of the Bandon Profit Group. For the last number of years Owen has been developing his paddocks and farm roadways and it means he hasn’t been able to spend big money on the parlour up to now.