Father and son farming in Tipperary

Ned Purcell feeding hay to the cows for his father John in Emly, Co Tipperary. John milks 50 cows and fattens 30 heifers on the farm. \ Odhran Ducie

John Purcell with his son Ned out on the farm in Emly, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

John Purcell with his son Ned keeping an eye on the cows in Emly, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

Cows walking in for milking at twilight

Cows walking into their new parlour on the Hughes family farm. \ Claire Nash

Feeding a flock

William Ralston feeding his flock of Kerry and Donegal horned ewes on his farm in Creggymulgreny, Craughwell, Co Galway. \ David Ruffles

Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020

Caroline O' Neill Walsh, Crohane, Ballinascarthy, Co Cork, with her husband Joe, children Louise, Daniel, Leanne, Katelyn, Conor and her mother in law Ann Walsh / Donal O' Leary

Caroline O'Neill Walsh won the dairy award and the overall award with a prize fund of €6,000. / Donal O' Leary

Rainy Monday farming

Farmer Barry Donegan's new lambs in the rain. / Claire Nash

Barry Donoghue on his farm in Bun Bosca, Mullingar. / Claire Nash

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