Ploughing ground in Co Cork

Dan McCarthy ploughing ground for fodder beet on a farm he recently purchased at Kilskona, Drimoleague, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Jim and Dan McCarthy. \ Donal O' Leary

Mowing first-cut silage in Co Waterford

Kevin O' Brien mowing first-cut silage on the home farm at Glenaboy, Tallow, Co Waterford, with his Steyr CVT 170 and mounted Kuhn butterfly mowers. Kevin farms in partnership with his parents Francis and Catherine, milking 120 cows and also running a calf-to-beef system. \ Donal O' Leary

Kevin O' Brien. \ Donal O' Leary

Feeding dairy calves in Co Antrim

Ian Gordon, Moneygran, Co Antrim, with a busy morning ahead feeding over 150 dairy calves. \ Houston Green

Flowering linseed in Co Cork

Sam Deane and his daughter Charlotte exploring a field of flowering linseed on Sam's farm at Ballymague, Buttevant, Co Cork. Sam is growing the crop for seed production on contract for Seedtech in Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

Charlotte Deane. \ Donal O' Leary

Linseed crop in flower. \ Donal O' Leary

Mart action from the North

Farmers around the ring at Friday's cattle sale at Keady Mart, Co Armagh. Lot 22 (pictured) sold for £1,880. \ Houston Green

Oliver Connor and Eugen Flannigan, both from Keady, Co Armagh, share a joke at Friday's cattle sale at Keady Mart. \ Houston Green

Lara Taylor, Coleraine, Co Derry, with brother Noah and dad Dennis looking over some of the Limousin calves before the start of the sale at Kilrea Mart. \ Houston Green

Mart stock handlers Lydia Bloomfield, Portglenone, Co Antrim, and Rosie Nicholl, Randalstown, Co Antrim, working hard getting calves ready at Kilrea Mart's calf sale, Co Derry. \ Houston Green

Neil McClure, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, moving stock at Kilrea Mart's calf sale, Co Derry. \ Houston Green

Picking up silage in west Cork

Staff of Tony O' Mahony Agri, Plant and Haulage, Cripple Hill, Bandon, Co Cork, picking up silage for a client in west Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Micheál O' Mahony of Tony O' Mahony Agri, Plant and Haulage, Cripple Hill, Bandon, Co Cork, with his father Tony and Tony jnr. \ Donal O' Leary

Newford Farm suckler open day in Co Galway

Newford Farm open day. \ Claire Nash

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

Over 50 tractors took part in the recent Blackwater Vintage Club tractor run in Co Wexford. The club raised funds on the day for The Society of St Vincent de Paul. \ Finbarr Healy

Conor and Owen Moffatt helping their dad, Declan, to move their flock at Woodbrook, Co Roscommon. \ Gerry Faughnan

Richard McCarthy, who farms dairy with his brother Michael, cuts grass for silage ready for baling on his farm in Timoleague, west Cork. RIchard uses a Deutz-Fahr Agrotron K610 tractor and John Deere 1360 mower. \ Andy Gibson

Diarmuid French and Des Murphy harvesting approximately 25ac of silage for James French in Leap, Co Cork, with two David Brown 1210s and a Taarup harvester. \ David Patterson

Hugh Gallagher, Gweedore, Co Donegal, bottle feeding lambs on his home farm. \ Clive Wasson

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This week in photos: sowing and silage