Farmers have had a busy week – whether it has involved battling against the elements to get harvest underway or attending the Royal Welsh Show and Game Fair.
The weather hasn’t been kind for any of those activities. Thunder storms and heavy rain have made things tricky all week.
However, in between the storms, FW readers have managed to grab some great pictures and upload them to the FWiSpace galleries.
Here are some highlights:
Combine driver David Wilson started on 24ha of Volume six-row winter barley at Tullynacrew Farm, Portaferry Northern Ireland on 20 July. Father Raymond, who supplied the picture, reported yields topping 10t/Ha at 18-19% moisture.
The harvest got underway at South Farm, Northumberland on the 23 July, but after cutting the first field of winter barley it was a quick settings change and into the winter oilseed rape. They were cutting Mendal/Trabant at 9.8%. Picture from farmerboy03.
Dawson Farms’ Class Lexion 600 TT on its first day out cutting winter barley at John Porritt’s, Potto, North Yorkshire. Picture by AK. View more harvest pictures – and add your own on the Harvest Highlights 2009 gallery.
The Young People’s Village at the Royal Welsh Show was packed as usual. View more pictures from the Royal Welsh Show and add any of your own to put yourself in the running to win a Nintendo Wii.
The Game Fair, which comes to an end today (Sunday, 26 July), has been held at Belvoir Castle, Rutland. View more pictures from the Game Fair.