Tornado hits Wexford farmyard

Damage to the farmyard of John Stafford, Ramsgrange, Co Wexford, after a freak tornado hit the area on the afternoon of 2 November 2022. \ Philip doyle

John Stafford. \ Philip Doyle

The following morning, many local farmers came to help him clear up, including recovering his silage pit. They were; Tom Bourke, Padraig Barron, Mark Murphy, Michael Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Robert Barron, Pat Conway, Pat Barron, Thomas Quigley and Patrick Murphy. \ Philip Doyle

Patrick Murphy pulls new plastic onto John Stafford's silage pit. \ Philip Doyle

John Stafford working on the tidy up after the tornado hit his farm. \ Philip Doyle

This week's My Farming Week

Sam Deane with his father Jim and the zero-till drill on the home farm at Summerpark, Ballymague, Buttevant, Co Cork. \ Donal O'Leary

Sam Deane walks a field with a cover crop of yellow mustard, phacelia, oats and linseed. \ Donal O'Leary

Sam checking the establishment of a crop of Linseed. \ Donal O'Leary

Sam pruning hazelnut trees. \ Donal O'Leary

Keen demand at Baltinglass Mart

Philip Dunne, Glenmalure, with his father Pat Dunne taking notes before the sale of their lambs. \ Damien Eagers

Ronan Bermingham and Jim Kennedy move lambs before the sale. \ Damien Eagers

Ten-year-old Harry Dunne from Rathmore, Tullow, Co Carlow, keeps a close watch on the sale. \ Damien Eagers

Sean Byrne, from Donard, talks to James Whelan, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow. \ Damien Eagers

John and Nora O’Reilly, Knockbeg, Co Laois. \ Damien Eagers

A round up of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

James and Aidan Madden, on holidays from Sydney, Australia, at the dairy sale at Corrin Mart, Co Cork. \ Donal O'Leary

David Bothwell and his daughter Emily attending the Charolais club show and sale at Swatragh Mart, Co Derry. \ Houston Green

Independent adviser on regenerative agriculture Niels Corfield, from Norfolk, England, explaining the importance of drainage on improving soil health during the Nature Friendly Farming Network meeting held in Mount Stewart, Co Down. \ Houston Green

Jack Kennedy chairs a panel discussion on the impact of agri business on local towns with Dr Lorna Lawrence, Sperrin Technical Labs, Walter Furlong, Cooney Furlong Grain and Pat Murphy, CEO Kerry Dairy Ireland, Kerry Group, at the launch of this years KPMG/IFJ Agri Business Report. \Philip Doyle

12-year-old William Murphy and his grandfather Stewart Murphy from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, attending the Charolais club show and sale at Swatragh Mart, Co Derry. \ Houston Green

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This week in photos: flooding, feeding, events and marts