Video: Amazing footage of silage being cut in Ireland

Have you got all your grass mown for silage and packed into the pit or baled yet?

With the good weather continuing across most of the country, silage cutting is continuing.

Paul Brennan of Skyfly Photgraphy has filmed Brennans of Crossneen agri-contractors mowing grass on a farm in Co. Laois.

The contractors were cutting around 20 acres of silage for Michael Byrne in Leaugh, Co. Laois.

Brennan, from Co. Laois, says that he’s had a good few requests from Facebook and local people to film their farms with the drone.

The farmers love it. I’m in demand as they say. Machinery working on Irish farmland can be a nice thing to look at from the air.

“I try to capture that and I get out when the weather suits. I’m an amateur, I only started a couple of months ago,” he said.

Brennan has one drone which the camera is detachable from it and says that he is still learning about drones.

Driving the tractors are Pa Brennan and Cecil Watchorn of the agri-contractors.

John Deere tractors and Kverneland mowers were used to mow the grass.

At one stage when filming another video, the drone collided with the silage harvester and it lived to tell the tale.

“I was only filming a distance away and I was talking to one of the drivers. I got distracted but it didn’t fall, I flew it back to me,” Brennan says.

Weather outlook

Looking to the weekend, Met Eireann says that on Friday there will be patches of mist and drizzle along the west and north while there will be dry, sunny spells in the south and east.

Saturday will start off humid but it will turn fresher, it says. Saturday afternoon and evening will be dry with sunny spells apart from a few scattered light showers, it says.

Met Eireann says Sunday will be a fresh day with sunny spells.

Video credits: Paul Brennan (YouTube).

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