Farming has been in my blood from a young age and it has been the only career I wanted to choose.
My family farmed in Northern Ireland before moving to Scotland in February 2009.
The reason for the migration was to expand our business across the water.
I was only five-years-old at the time.
Growing up on the farm was brilliant.
It was a place where I worked with my family and the farm animals.
One of my earliest memories is watching a caesarean on a charolais heifer at the age of seven-years-old.
She had two charolais twin bull calves and I credit this moment for when my passion for farming kicked in.
It was a magical moment to see life created first-hand.
I have been surrounded by cows and sheep ever since.
Farming has almost become an addiction.
While working full-time, I recently enrolled to study a degree in agriculture at Scotland's Rural College in Barony, Dumfries.
The course has been fantastic so far.
It is challenging but I think it will help widen my experiences in the sector even more as I progress.
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On the farm, we run a 430 suckler herd calving all-year round.
We sire charolais, limousin and Abeerdeen angus for breeding replacement heifers.
British blue cross limousin is the dominant breed of cow we farm.
For the past five years, we have been selling most of our calves privately.
However, over the past year, I have started to show a selection of our top home-bred calves and really caught the ‘show bug'.
We also run a flock of 550 sheep consisting of Suffolk-cross cheviots and cheviot mule ewes which produce early spring texel and charolais lambs.
We tend to lamb indoors from mid-February onwards - lambing early works for our system as we can achieve a premium price when going to the market before the majority of the UK's surplus of lambs are ready to be sold.
At 16, my grandfather bought a sheepdog which I called ‘Lad' as a pup in Northern Ireland at an National Sheep Association event.
He is probably my best asset.
I could not shepherd without him.
In my spare time, I am a member of the Lower Nithsdale Young Farmers Club which has something for everyone and has fantastic opportunities to socialise and meet new people.
It really is important to have friends in the sector for help and advice.
There are plenty of good and bad days in farming.
I like to remain optimistic and think there will always be more good days which overshadow the bad.
I am in the industry for the long-run, and I cannot see myself as anything other than a farmer.
If I am farming until my very last day, I know I will have lived a great life.