Harvest 2022 kicks off

Johnny Cahalan harvesting winter barley for Willie Cleary at Ballycolliton, Puckane, Co Tipperary. The moisture is at 14% and the crop is averaging 3.8t per acre. \ Odhran Ducie

The crop variety is Valerie which is a two-row feed barley and will be used for finishing cattle over the winter. \ Odhran Ducie

Big kit and big crowds at FTMTA Farm Machinery Show day one

A general view of the first day of the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare. \ Damien Eagers

Peter McDonald, from Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny, views a krone swadro tc 640 rake. \ Damien Eagers

Jack O’Hagan, from Eskra, Co Tyrone, tries his hand at a Bobcat E10z mini excavator. \ Damien Eagers

Sophie Renehan (11) and Charlie Ryan (10) from Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny. \ Damien Eagers

Making bales in Co Tyrone

Jordan Ellis bales silage while Adrian Parker wraps bales on 20ac of land at Ganvaughan, Co Tyrone, on Monday. Jordan and Adrian both work for Caldwell Contractors Killen. \ Houston Green

My Farming Week: James Henderson, Kilkeel, Co Down

Beef and sheep farmer James has just finished up with second-cut silage and has started drafting cattle for slaughter off grass.

James farms dairy beef cattle and sheep on 150ac. All land is in grass except for 12ac used for winter barley.

Special weanling sale at Iveragh Co-op Mart

Driver Den Dennehy, Millstreet, and his grandson, Dan O'Sullivan, helping unload cattle for seller Niall Murray, ahead of a special weanling sale at Iveragh Co-op Mart, Caherciveen, Co Kerry. \ Valerie O'Sullivan

Denis Curran, Iveragh Mart, checking the stock unloading. \ Valerie O'Sullivan

Eoin Ryan gathering his stock in the pens. \ Valerie O'Sullivan

Fionan Kissane assisting in unloading weanlings. \ Valerie O'Sullivan

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

Farmers take part in a blockade of the A67 near Eindhoven, Netherlands, to protest against government plans that may require them to use less fertiliser and reduce livestock. \ ROB ENGELAAR/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Dairy farmer Joe Hayden speaks about Ireland’s grass-fed dairy production to a group of 22 dairy buyers from Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, on his family farm at The Orchard Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. The 22 dairy buyers have been invited to Ireland by Bord Bia as part of Bord Bia’s three year, €3.2m EU co-funded campaign to promote European dairy from Ireland. \ Michael O'Rourke

Padraig Booth, Tommy Cunningham, John Farrell, Mat Farrell and John Crowe show their scythes skills at the launch of the Mountbellew Vintage Show in Co Galway, taking place on Sunday 24 July. \ David Walsh

Pictured at the launch of the Beef and Sheep Open Day on Tullamore Farm are Adam Woods, IFJ, Clodagh Carey, IFJ, Shaun Diver, Tullamore farm manager, Barry Clarke, AXA Insurance, Justin McCarthy, IFJ, and Christy Doherty, AXA Insurance. The Open Day on the 200ac suckler and sheep farm is on Tuesday 26 July from 10.30am to 5pm and is supported by AXA Insurance. \ Odhran Ducie

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