This week's My Farming Week

Michael O'Brien bedding his newborn calves in Dundrum, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

Michael O'Brien with his uncle John and father Gerard. \ Odhran Ducie

Liming in Co Derry

Frank Moran, Moran Contractors, finishing 50ac of liming for Joe Mullholland, Castledawson. \ Houston Green

Deeside Agri open day in Co Meath

Farmers watch an Amazone Catros XL 3003 disc harrow at work at the Deeside Agri open day on John McGuinness’s farm in Mounthanover. \ Damien Eagers

A John Deere 750a no-till seed drill working. \ Damien Eagers

Tony McGuinness, Billy O’Dea and John Sheridan. \ Damien Eagers

Ferdia O’Herlihy, nephew of farmer Andrew Cassin, from Balbriggan. \ Damien Eagers

Edward Burgess, Teagasc, speaking to farmers. \ Damien Eagers

Tillage farmer Mark Delaney, Julianstown, and his son Eamon examining cover crops. \ Damien Eagers

Tommy Hughes and John McGuinness. \ Damien Eagers

Feeding sheep in Co Antrim

Fiona McKeown, Templepatrick, Co Antrim, being kept busy in between school runs feeding her flock of pedigree Dorset ewes and lambs. \ Houston Green

DAQ weanling show and sale in Co Tyrone

Farmers around the ring at at Dungannon Mart. \ Houston Green

Ed Henry, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone, with grandson Henry Green. \ Houston Green

Dylan Ryan, Arboe, Co Tyrone. \ Houston Green

A roundup of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

Ian Gilliland ploughing land for potatoes below Scrabo Tower, Co Down. \ Peter Niblock

James Kennedy tagging newborn calves on the farm at Cragbeg, Clarina, Co Limerick. James has 150 cows calving this year and is 50% calved already. \ Odhran Ducie

Kevin and Eoin McCarthy, Donaghmore, Lislevane, Co Cork, setting British Queen potatoes. \ Gearoid Holland

A Limousin cow feeds in a shed on the farm of beef farmer Tom Bulger who farms in partnership with his son Ian in Borris, Co Carlow. They also run a dairy calf-to-beef system on the farm. \ Philip Doyle

Stepen and Grace Keys booking in lots for the RA Noble machinery auction Clogher, Co Tyrone. \ Houston Green

Stacey O'Sullivan, Bandon, won the ladies class with her John Deere 2850 at the Cork West County Final Ploughing Match held on the lands of Angela Leonard, Teergay, Kilbarry, Macroom. Father Barry also pictured giving a helping hand. \ David Patterson

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This week in photos: sowing, ploughing, direct drilling and spreading