Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Silage season began in earnest over the weekend, with farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to bring tractors, mowers and trailers to the fields and start cutting.

KM Agri Videos, the Galway-based Irish Film Production service, was out filming agri contractors and farmers at work and produced this great video.

The video shows a wide-range of machinery at work, with a New Holland silage harvester, Samco trailer and Case tractor all in the mix.

It shows the full process involved in silage making from the mowing to packing the pit. The grass was mown on Friday, then raked and picked Saturday, according to the comments on YouTube.

Weather outlook for this week

If you’re planning on hitting the fields this week, tomorrow Tuesday looks set to be generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in all areas through the day.

There will be some dry interludes too and a few sunny breaks while highest temperatures range between 15 to 19 degrees with light to moderate south to southwest breezes.

Meanwhile, Tuesday night is forecast to be mostly cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle but clearer conditions will follow from the west overnight as lowest temperatures remain between 6 to 8 degrees.

Wednesday will be a cool, bright, fresh day with sunny spells and scattered showers with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees with moderate north to northwest breezes, Met Eireann has forecast.

Thursday will be a mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading eastwards to all areas early in the day.

Clearer conditions will follow from the west Thursday evening and there will be highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate south to southwest breezes.

Met Eireann has forecast for a band of heavier rain to spread eastwards to all areas on Friday, clearing on Friday night. There will be highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees on Friday with moderate southerly winds.

Current indications suggest that Saturday will be cool with a mix of sunshine and showers. Sunday is forecast to start off dry, however rain will spread from the southwest later.