Four years ago, Seamus Flynn gave up a full-time job to take over the family farm outside Kilworth, Co Cork. When he took over the farm with his wife Karen, his father Lar was milking 60 cows and also had a calf-to-store system in operation.

Seamus’s main focus when taking over the farm was to make management as straightforward as possible. The old infrastructure functioned fine but there was a considerable labour input requirement. This swallowed up a significant amount of time during the day.