My Farming Week: Fergal Guihen, Arigna, Co Roscommon

Fergal Guihen from Arigna, Co Roscommon, is a part-time beef and sheep farmer, who works full-time as a nurse in Sligo University Hospital.

Fergal will take off on a journey in March to cycle from Roscommon to Australia. \ Philip Doyle

IFA takes to the streets in solidarity with EU farmers

A general view of over 250 tractors taking part in the IFA's solidarity protest in Cork city. \ Donal O' Leary

A general view of over 250 tractors taking part in the IFA's solidarity protest in Cork city. \ Donal O' Leary

Marion Harkin TD and Chair of Sligo IFA Michael O’Dowd at IFA’s show of solidarity protest in Co Sligo. \ James Connolly

Donegal IFA Tractor run in solidarity with EU Farmers. \ Clive Wasson

Farmers protesting at Eyre Sqaure, Co Galway. \ Amy Forde

The Clare IFA show of solidarity protest on the N18 flyover.

Farmers taking part in the North Tipperary IFA protest on the M7 flyover outside Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Up to 130 farmers took part in the protest. \ Odhran Ducie

Farmwers on the streets of Mullingar, Co Westmeath. \ Brendan Lynch

Farmers outside New Ross, Co Wexford. \ Patrick Browne

Clogher Mart's cattle sale in Co Tyrone

A large entry of 1,212 cattle presented for sale to strong demand. \ Houston Green

Fergal Gormley, Claudy, Co Derry, with his son Fergal Jr. \ Houston Green

Brian Wilson from Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, passes on some tips of the trade to his son Alex. \ Houston Green

HSA farm safety inspection campaign visits Tullamore Farm

Shaun Diver (Tullamore Farm manager), Pat Griffin (HSA senior inspector for agriculture, forestry & fishing) and Jason Murray (HSA inspector) discussing the calving facilities on Tullamore Farm. \ Odhran Ducie

The HSA concluded that, in general, farmers are prepared and have good facilities for calving despite the odd one who is still relying on baling twine and gates. \ Odhran Ducie

Calving is under way on Tullamore Farm. \ Odhran Ducie

Sheep sale in Blessington Mart, Co Wicklow

Katie Tyrrell moving stock ahead of the sale. \ Claire Nash

John Reed labelling ahead of the sale. \ Claire Nash

Bidding under way at the sale. \ Claire Nash

Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) awards 2024

Irish Farmers Journal picture editor Philip Doyle took home two prestigious prizes from the annual Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) awards. Philip’s wins were in the daily life and people category as well as the reportage category.

This photograph by Philip Doyle depicted Macra’s successful welly throwing world record attempt at the National Ploughing Championships last year.

This compilation of photographs by Philip Doyle depicted eel processing at Lough Neagh in Toomebridge, Co Antrim.

Philip receives an award from Dan Linehan and Bob Hughes of Local Ireland and PPAI president David Brannigan at the awards in the RDS Dublin. \ Arthur Carron

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

The second ploughing match in two days took place in Kilmeen, Co Cork. A total of 36 competitors took part in the competition on a day of sunshine and showers. \ Andy Gibson

Michael Kennedy and his father Gerard with newborn calves at Ludden House, Ballyneety, Co Limerick. Michael is 45% calved out of a dairy herd of 150. \ Odhran Ducie

Johnny Owens and Liam Lennon sorting cattle before loading them at Enniscorthy Mart, Co Wexford. \ Patrick Browne

Alistair Armstrong, Tempo, Co Fermanagh, shows the first of his 22 lots on offer at the sale of North Country Cheviot females at Richard Beattie's Pedigree Centre, Glenpark, Co Tyrone. \ Houston Green

Jerry Moloney has 38% of his cows calved at Ballyphilip, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, and are out at grass during the day. \ Odhran Ducie

Rath Vintage Club held its annual old time threshing event over the weekend. Hundreds of people attended with donations going to local charities. One of the highlights was this Threshing demonstration in full swing. \ Andy Gibson.

Ewen Mullins head of crops research at Teagasc, Mark Fenelon, Teagasc, John Spink head of crops environment and land use at Teagasc, Sinéad Morris SETU, Lisa Ryan Teagasc speaking about added value in Irish grain at last week's Teagasc National Tillage Conference in Lyrath Estare Hotel, Co Kilkenny. \ Finbarr O'Rourke