They sunny weather brings both its advantages and disadvantages to your farm. We love this photograph of farmers enjoying the warm weather during a massive hay-making operation at Coolmore, Fethard, Co Tipperary.
The photographs were taken by Jennifer O’Sullivan.
“Bloodstock superpower Coolmore Stud set another record last week, increasing its hay yield by 24pc from 125 bales/ac to 155 bales/ac. Jennifer O’Sullivan’s photograph shows the scale of the Coolmore operation at Knockelly Castle, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Farm manager Joe Holohan and contractors Thomas and John Cooney masterminded the harvest, cutting 900ac of meadow. The hay produced for 2,500 broodmares is predominantly rye grasses and Timothy, a sweet and palatable crop that horses love.”
Coolmore donated surplus hay and silage to farmers locally and in the west of Ireland stricken by the fodder crisis.