Oscar Chamula helping his grandad Paddy John D O'Sullivan on their farm in Fermoyle, Sneem, Co Kerry. \ Julie O'Sullivan

Three-year-old Ella Sheenan taking care of a pet lamb on her auntie and uncle's farm in Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone. \ Orla Warrington

Michael McSweeney, from Clonkeen, Killarney, Co Kerry, reading the Irish Farmers Journal. Michael reads the paper from cover to cover each week. \ Fidelma McSweeney

Aaron McLaughlin's pet lambs in Clonmany, Co Donegal. \ Chleo McLaughlin

A Zwartbles lamb enjoying the sun in Cavan. \ Adam Farrelly

The two Loughnane brothers, Danny and Jack, were thrilled with their new arrival. Sarah the donkey gave birth to a beautiful fIlly in Loughrea, Co Galway. \ Mary Rose Loughnane

Spreading slurry after first-cut silage beside a field of Amenity spring barley on the farm of Pat and Declan Mullins, Kildorrery, Co Cork. \ Declan Mullins