Livestock farmers have been out in force over the past couple of months taking first- and second-cut silage. Here is our pick of the silaging action from across the country.
HG Rands Contracting using its John Deere 8500 Forage Harvester with a JCB Fastrac 4220 on demo at silage cart.
Oxfordshire contractor RJR Contracting with a John Deere 6190R and Claas rake, a John Deere 6150R and wrapper and a brand-new John Deere 6195R with a Claas Quadrant 3200 baler.
Photo of Tom Groves, who was silaging for Dave Gibbons on the Mendips, Somerset.
This year, Mark and Nicola Cooper from Old Manor Farm have been busy wrapping their haylage in pink bale wrap to support Breast Cancer Awareness for Cancer Research UK. They are donating £4 for every bale sold. Donations can also be made via Justgiving or by texting PHAY99 to 70070
Contractor Brennan Brothers of Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, was clamping first-cut silage at the Greenfield Dairy Programme, County Kilkenny, on 3 June. Brothers John and Nicholas Brennan are doing the driving.
Stan Evans Contracting, Raglan, queue up to collect the grass load.
Rands Contracting was aiming for a tight compaction by using its JCB on a silage clamp.