My father Eugene has always had a suckler farm, which is what I’d have grown up with, but my grandad had a dairy farm. Unfortunately, grandad passed away in 2003, which meant that his parlour was going unused.
After some consideration, my parents decided to convert the farm and got back into dairying again in 2013. Now we milk 120 cows and operate a 14-unit bailing-system parlour. We expanded from the original six-unit over time. We’ve modernised the parlour by putting in an automatic feeding system and by building new sheds.