Buffer feeding cows in Co Limerick

Cows coming in for evening milking on the farm of Peter Cagney, Ballingarry, Co Limerick. \ Donal O' leary

Peter Cagney buffer feeding his cows with 5kg of zero grazed grass and red clover on his farm at Ballingarry, Co Limerick. \ Donal O' leary

Zero grazed grass and red clover. \ Donal O' leary

Cows eating zero grazed grass and red clover. \ Donal O' leary

Peter Cagney. \ Donal O' leary

My Farming Week: Ryan Gibbons, Killola, Rosscahill, Co Galway

Ryan Gibbons, Rosscahill, Co Galway, with his son Tadhg, father Martin, and their Salers cow, Glengow Valerie. \ Seán Lydon

Ryan Gibbons with his son Tadhg. \ Sean Lydon

Ryan says the Salers breed has given him that peace of mind while working off farm during calving and rears a heavy weanling with low inputs. \ Sean Lydon

Swatragh Mart's weekly cattle sale had special visitors

P5 class of St. John's Primary School during their yearly visit to Swatragh Mart, Co Derry, with teacher Sally Coyle, wife of mart manager Paul. \ Houston Green

Nine-year-old Aoife Bradly got to try out taking bids during the visit to Swatragh Mart. \ Houston Green

After evening milking in Co Tipperary

Bill Cleary moving the cows on to fresh grass after evening milking at Ballyluskey, Ardcroney, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

Bill is milking over 200 cows and and has noticed good grass growth after the recent rainfall. \ Odhran Ducie

A round-up of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

67th world ploughing conventional champion Eamonn Tracey from Garyhill, Co Carlow, competing in Ratheniska, Co Laois. \ Claire Nash

Liam McPolin from Mayobridge, Co Down, with his nephew Daniel McMahon, son Liam McPolin and their Texel champion at Hilltown Mart's show and sale of Texel and Suffolks. \ Houston Green

LEGEND-DAIRY DAY: The newly married Ann-Marie and Emmet Burke. Ann-Marie is a sheep farmer from Cadamstown, Co Kildare, and Emmet, a dairy farmer from Bohermeen, Co Meath, were met after the ceremony by Highland cattle Lucy and Lion.

Conor McCarthy, Navan, Co Meath, along with Andrew Kerr and his son Matthew, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, at the Poultry Fair at Tandragee, Co Armagh. The popular Gosford Poultry Fair, usually held at Gosford Forest Park, was held at Tandragee and attracted poultry keepers from across the nation. \ Houston Green

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