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We all know that farming is one of the toughest jobs out there, which is why any bright ideas to help make life that little bit easier are always welcome.

Farmers often spend their days working on their own or alongside the same few people, doing the same routine jobs in the way that they’ve always done them.

It’s fair to say that this isn’t exactly conducive to coming up with clever new ways of speeding up those mundane daily chores or taking some of the strain out of the more stressful jobs on the farm.

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We recently shared a brilliant video sent in to us by Northern Irish farmer Tomas Boyle and you guys loved it.

The short clip shows how the drawn out and sometimes fiddly job of cutting open a round bale of silage and feeding it to the cattle can be made so much easier.

A shear grab is used to effortlessly carve the fully-wrapped bale in half. The plastic wrap and netting is then delicately picked off using the loader, before pushing the silage up to the hungry bovines.

Take a look at the clip below and bask in the simple but effective genius.

Good, right? No need to jump out of the tractor cab and way faster than cutting the bale open with a penknife.

This got the guys at Farmers Weekly HQ thinking – what other brilliant little farming life hacks have our farmers got to make their lives a bit easier?

Why not take a video of any tricks that you’ve conjured up to improve those strenuous, difficult or down right dull jobs on the farm? You can send them to us using any of these ways to get in touch:

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We’ll share a load of your best farming life hacks to help make the lives of your fellow farmers that little bit easier in the future. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.