Agri contractor Martin Coakley fills his APV seeder with grass seed before spreading at a rate of 14kg per acre on a dairy farm in Shreelane, Co Cork. \ Andy Gibson.

On a hot and sunny day in Cork, agri contractor Niall O'Driscoll ploughs land ready for grass seed on a dairy farm. Niall used a Fendt 716 tractor and a Kverneland 4 furrow reversible plough. Picture: Andy Gibson.

Mossie Beecher of Noonan Agri driving the New Holland FR920 silage harvester and James O' Connor in a New Holland T7 210 pick up first cut silage for Emma Cotter, Corrin, Fermoy, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Mossie Beecher of Noonan Agri. \ Donal O'Leary

An Taoiseach Simon Harris, with Philip and Helen Harris standing in a field of winter barley on their farm in Irishtown, Clane, Co Kildare. Fine Gael’s national agricultural, food and rural development forum (NAFRD) presented An Taoiseach with a plan to create a new partnership with farmers. \ Damien Eagers / NO REPRO FEE

Christy Watson speaking at the Irish Grassland Association sheep farm walk on the farm of Margaret Stevenson and Jack Stevenson, Co Donegal. \ Clive Wasson