Melanie O’Donoghue from Fanore, Co Clare, with her last Dexter calf born for the season, a beautiful red heifer, weighing 15.5kg.

Emilie Kelso, 13, feeding her Southdown lambs in The Diamond, Pomeroy, Co Tyrone. Daddy Andrew is worried now that her sheep may end up taking over his dairy farm.

Girl power: Two-year-old Emma Power helping her cousin Jennifer lift the calf trough at feeding time in Portlaw, Co Waterford. \ Clodagh Duggan

Spring is a busy time on a dairy farm with plenty of calves wanting their milk. Colm, Louise and Cillian (four) Sammon have the bottles ready to go feed the newborns in Ballinastack, Co Galway \ Colm Sammon

Arable April: James and John Hill checking the growth stage of a crop of Joyou winter barley in Conna, Co Cork, sent in by their dad Craig.

Learning the ropes: Billy Sisk and his grandson Jack Sisk, from Fountainstown, Co Cork, feeding the cattle in January. Jack has his own lightweight blue pike and feeds the cattle every Sunday morning.

Cameron White with his pet lamb ‘Nettle’ in Roughan, Ballymacool, Co Donegal. \ Vienna White

Roisin Doyle feeding her favourite yearling Ginger in Co Carlow. \ Michael Doyle

Michael and Evan Furlong sowing strawberry plants with their dog Rocky, near Clonroche, Co Wexford. \ John Paul Furlong

Three-year-old Aoife Murphy, Newport, Co Mayo, helping out on the farm and trying out her new crook that Grandad made her. \ Fi Murphy.

Alison Moloney sent this shot of two lads, Paul and Dylan Owens, Kinawley, Co Fermanagh, ‘working hard’ taking selfies on the farm.

Shay McGeough, Bawn, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, looking at his favourite paper, sent in by his grandmother Rosemary McGeough.