The sun sets behind a field of first-cut silage in Co Limerick. \ John Leahy

Twins Michael and Aaron McDonald out assessing the crop of first cut silage on their dads farm in Tullamore, Co Offaly. \ Thomas McDonald

Dervla Desmond counting grains on the winter barley on her Dad’s farm in Raheen Newcestown Co Cork. \ Coirla Desmond

Felix and Seamus O’Kane helping Grandad bring in the bales. \ Colette Casey

O’Donovan Bros Agri filling trailers in sunshine near Butlerstown, Bandon, Co Cork. \ Gearoid Holland

Sinead, Páidí and Laura Mulcahy, Toormore, Burncourt, Co Tipperary, recently helping to creep feed lambs on Grandad Willie’s farm. \ William Mulcahy

Rosie Carroll giving a calf a helping start in life in Co Monaghan. \ Michael Carroll

Silage season in Callan, Co Kilkenny, with Slievenamon Mountain in the background. \ Eileen O'Keeffe

Jarlath Ownes turning hay at Rahan’s Lake in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. \ Una Murray


The Irish Farmers Journal, in association with Gouldings Fertilisers, are looking for the best silage photo of 2021. The winning photo will see the farmer receive 2t of Gouldings Sweetgrass fertiliser.