The farm: “I farm 550 hill ewes and a suckler herd of 50 cows on a 170ha grassland unit at Fairhead near Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Land is mostly owned, with the exception of 10ha, which is rented annually for silage and grazing. Our farm is located at the most northerly point of Northern Ireland. Land is mostly classed as LFA or SDA, with only 128ha eligible for BPS. Soil type is relatively light, but fields are steep, which limits them to grazing.”

Family farm: “I am married to Róisín and we have three sons and one daughter. My son Gerard farms on a full-time basis alongside me.”