Twins Alice and Grace Finegan, two, and big brothers Harry, nine, and Adam, six, from Nobber, Co Meath, feeding their six pet lambs before school. \ Noelle Finegan

Holly Ward with some of the spring calves on the family farm in Bracknagh, Co Offaly. \ Pamela Ward

Winston Ashmore sowing Planet spring barley at Ballyboy, Ferns, Co Wexford.

Aoife and Liam O’Donovan helping their grandad Tony feed his new calves. \ Therese Doran

Sam Deane’s #arableapril shot is of planting spring barley after a cover crop and chopped straw using a Duncan DD30 no-till drill. The field in Buttevant, Co Cork, is going into its seventh year of conservation agriculture.

Abbie and Ben Rossiter helping with newborn Belclare quintuplets on their uncle's farm, Patrick Doyle, Ballytarsna, Ballycullane, New Ross, Co Wexford. \ Patrick Doyle

Trainee farm manager: Archie Naughton from Co Roscommon with this pedigree Belgian Blue bull calf on Mark Corcoran’s farm in Oran. \ Mark Corcoran

Yearling heifers enjoying lush spring grass in the evening sun on the farm of Pat and Declan Mullins in Kildorrery, Co Cork. \ Declan Mullins

Tara Riall in Oola, Co Limerick, minding her new hen Vanessa gifted to her by her Granny. \ Jennifer Tierney

Patrick Roche Sr showing his grandson Patrick the job of getting the cows in for milking. Even at 15 months old, Patrick Jr loves farming with his daddy Denis and grandad on the family farm in Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford. \ Colette Roche