Richard McCarthy making bales for his brother Micheal McCarthy at Maryboro, Timoleague, Co Cork. Micheal is on the loader with neighbour Martin Lehane helping to draw the bales home. / Gearóid Holland

Pat Wash picking silage for Simon Wheeler while the weather stays fine in Co Laois. / Hugh Thompson

Greens's contractors picking up silage for Michael Gowing, Portlaoise, with a view of the Rock of Dunamase in the background. / Hugh Thompson