This week in photos: baling, sowing, marts and hedge laying championships
Photo Desk
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers sowing, baling and harvesting. Our photographers also captured tractor runs, mart action and the All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championships.
23 August 2023 Farm machinery
Latest from SlurryKat and Kuhn at Drumlish open day
Last Wednesday, Drumlish Farm Machinery held a grass and slurry event encompassing its SlurryKat, Kuhn and Sumo machinery brands, Gary Abbott looks at some of the highlights form the day
23 August 2023 Viewpoints
Home Farm: A few dry days to catch up
While the second cut has been taken a fortnight later than normal, it is still a relief to have the winter fodder supply secured with practically no damage to the ground.
Tillage Management: green grains, poor drying - harvest 2023
The 2023 harvest continues to be a difficult one, as farmers struggle to get through work and quality deteriorates as rain continues to interrupt progress.
9 August 2023 Husbandry
Ministers agree to extend 14-day shallow cultivation rule
Tillage farmers have been given more time to complete the shallow cultivation measure required post-harvest.
31 July 2023 News
Watch: this week in photos - IGA summer tour farm walks
Our top farming photos from the past week include action from some of the Irish Grassland Association's dairy summer tour, farmers harvesting winter oats and baling silage, marts and more.
23 July 2023 News
Tale of two halves as weather delays mowing for some
Rainfall in the northwest is starting to affect grazing conditions while the southern and eastern areas have lapped up the moisture.
8 July 2023 Grass & feeding
Time to correct sward quality
Nearly all farms are back to a comfortable level of growth with the recent rainfall levels, although quality is variable.
5 July 2023 Grass & feeding
Second cut beckoning as quality control gets underway
As second cut begins to get underway on farms, normal growth rates have returned for many write Martin Merrick and Shane Dobson.
28 June 2023 Grass & feeding
Contractors: making hay while the sun shines
Kelsey Daley and Sarah O'Sullivan talk to hay contractors around the country who are busy baling during the dry spell.
7 June 2023 News
John Deere 6R 185 answers the needs of Kilkenny contractor
Last year, John Deere introduced its 6R185 to offer more power in its mid-frame tractor segement. Gary Abbott spoke with Edward Delahunty having upgraded a 6155R earlier this year for a 6R185.
31 May 2023 Tractors
First cuts ‘flying it’ as drought concern kicks in
With no rain forecast for the next week, Kelsey Daly and Sarah O’Sullivan catch up with some of the country’s contractors to gauge how silage 2023 is coming along.
31 May 2023 News