This week, I visited Andrew Palmer, who has been building his herd of sucklers since 2013 outside Castlefinn, Co Donegal. He learned the tricks of the trade from his father Raymond on the family farm. The Palmers are synonymous with breeding top-quality suckler stock from their herd of 60 cows.

However, in 2013 Andrew decided it was time to put his own stamp on things and start farming in his own right.