As ‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’ continues tonight (Thursday, March 9), the series catches up again with the Byers family in Ballinamallard.

This episode covers July, and Northern Ireland's farmers are working against the clock and the weather to get their harvests in.

Fermanagh dairy farmer Dale Byers is out cutting silage, a job he’s loved since boyhood. He runs a multi-cut system so he mows as early and as often as possible which means the cut grass is young and sweet, and he says the cows perform better on it.

He too laments rising costs of meal and fertiliser, making it all the more important to get as much grass in as possible for the cattle.

He points out: “You can’t plan holidays, you have to take it as you get it.”

UTV’s Mark McFadden narrates the series. Sponsored by Dromona, ‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year' continues tonight at 8.30pm on UTV.