Last August, the Irish Farmers Journal visited a farmer in Co Roscommon who had recently purchased 16 acres of land adjoining his own farm.

The land was not in great shape and needed considerable work. It was all in one block and there were no internal fences, making it difficult to carry out proper rotational grazing. Part of the land was very wet and low-lying, while another part of the land contained a considerable hill that was very steep. Work started in mid-August and here is what has been done to date.