Dear Miriam,

My problem seems so silly when I commit it to paper but I’m new to farming. I married a lovely man some years ago and together we’ve embarked on life in a new home on a suckler farm. It’s been a great adventure and I feel very lucky as I love it, but I can’t help but feel that I’m not cut out for this – the reality of keeping animals often leaves me broken hearted, in particular, when they are brought to the mart.