John is a dairyman and happy with his job. He tells of the need to keep the cows pregnant to keep their milk yields up, otherwise they are just not viable to keep and variable milk prices make production an economic gamble. A heard is expensive to keep alive and the cows really have to work hard.
His family have seen great change in a lifetime, fields sold off to keep horses and barns for conversion. His father in law has seen it all and sums up the film and the situation of farmers.