Since we were in the throes of calving, this made it a test of endurance, especially since the first day we had to call the vet to a cow that had prolapsed and the second day we had a cow with milk fever.
But it's grand to have it done now.
The spring barley hasn't been harvested yet which is about two weeks later than normal for this part of the country.
When this job is complete and we see how the crop turns out we will need to ask ourselves the question whether we should be growing less spring barley and more winter barley.
We would normally do some reseeding every year and we had planned to do some again this year. My preference is to do it in the spring but that just didn't work out this year.
So we then planned to reseed some of the stubble ground after the spring barley and plough next spring a field of ley that had a lot of dandelions in it when we recently took the second cut of silage.
But since the spring barley hasn't been harvested yet, I think it might run a bit late for that option so we will probably end up holding off until the spring to do anything on this front.
Our second cut silage is safely in the pit and bulked up quite well.
But I would be a little bit concerned about the quality since we were probably about two weeks late harvesting it. We will know more when we get it tested in a few weeks' time.
A quick look around the yard and I'd be confident that we have ample supplies of both pit and baled silage to see us safely through the winter.
All the grazing land has been blanket-spread with a compound fertiliser in recent weeks and we are building up grass covers nicely for the autumn.
We hope to house the under-16 month bulls this week. We have already started them on the TMR which they will be on when they come indoors. This consists of some straw, silage, barley, molasses, maize meal and a mineral.
It's important that they get fresh feed every day so the amount of TMR that they get has been steadily rising. At the moment, they are up to eating about 60pc of what they will get when they come in. So hopefully there will no check in their progress and they will power ahead.
We have also drafted out our 13-month Angus heifers from the main group. These are last year's calves. These will be finished off grass. We will probably give them a small bit of rolled barley later on but they definitely won't be put into the shed.
Some will finish at very light weights and couldn't carry the expense of being finished indoors. I expect the last of them will be gone by early November.
It's hard to believe the Ploughing is already looming on the horizon. Hopefully things will have quietened down by then and I will get to spend a day or two there.
Robin Talbot farms in partnership with his mother Pam and wife Ann farm in Ballacolla, Co Laois