Since joining the BETTER farm programme in 2012, Patrick Drohan has made massive progress on his farm, increasing cow numbers from 37 in 2011 to 60 this year.

The largest increase in cow numbers came about in 2012/13, when additional cows were purchased with the aim of increasing farm output. Last year, Patrick calved down 50 cows and is hoping to go to 65 cows next year.