Farming in the region of 60 suckler cows in Mullahoran, Co Cavan, Michael Cadden this year made the decision to upgrade his four-year-old Massey Ferguson 5712 S for the new model, the 5S.125, having clocked up over 3,500 hours since new.

“I’ve no jeep on the farm. I’d rather keep a good tractor that will do all. Given our location here, I’m never any more than a 35-minute drive (in a tractor) from either Granard, Carrigallen or Cavan marts. I’d have very little other use for a jeep so it makes sense to keep a fresh reliable tractor on the farm.”