Hannah Quinn-Mulligan: Farmers have been brainwashed by Continentals

We are told ‘bigger is better’ and lectured to on the carbon efficiency of Limousins – but smaller breeds often suit our farms and our markets. It all underlines how farmers are being screwed from every angle: by the factories, by the supermarkets and by the experts.

Sizeable issue: ‘At a certain stage farmers were brainwashed to believe that bigger was better when it comes to cattle’. Photo: Roger Jones

Hannah Quinn-Mulligan:

We have a delicate situation on the farm that has caused some consternation between myself and my grandmother. It centres on my grandmother’s favourite cow.